(381) Criniger tephrogenys burmanicus.
THE BURMESE WHITE-THROATED BULBUL.
Criniger burmanicus Oates, Fauna B. I., Birds, i, p. 256 (1889) (Tounghoo).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Similar to C. t. flaveolus but with the upper parts less olive-green and more greyish, especially on the head and crest; the upper breast is white as well as the chin and throat.
Colours of soft parts as in the last.
Measurements. A rather larger bird than flaveolus; wing 95 to 102 mm.
Distribution. Hills East of the Salwin from Yamethin to Moulmein.
Nidification. Nest and eggs sent me from near Moulmein are quite indistinguishable from those of the last bird. They were taken in March and May, the nests being placed in low bushes on the outskirts of heavy forest. Nine eggs average 25.1 x 18.4 mm.
Habits. According to Oates this is more of a tree bird than either of the two previous races. Davison also remarks that it never descends to the ground as the Indian bird often does but otherwise he describes it as being the same energetic, noisy bird as that race is. Their song, he writes, is a feeble " twee, twee, twee."