381. Criniger gularis burmanicus

(381) Criniger gularis burmanicus Oates.
Criniger tephrogenys burmanicus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 364.
Criniger gularis burmanicus, ibid. vol. viii, p. 612.
The range of this Bulbul is practically the whole of Upper Burma from the Chindwin and all the country West of the Salwin from Yamethin to Moulmein. In the South the Sittoung River seems to be the dividing line between this bird and griseiceps, but its Northern limits still require further working out. So far as is recorded, this bird’s haunts are very similar to those of other Bulbuls of the same genus. Oates (‘Birds of Burma,’ vol. i, p. 184) says :—“ It is abundant on the eastern slopes of the Pegu Hills, extending right down to the towns of Rangoon and Pegu. On the Western slopes, where the vegetation is dry, it is probably altogether absent.”
A collector obtained two nests of this Bulbul near Moulmein containing three and four eggs. The nests he describes as “wet, untidy cups of all sorts of rotten leaves etc., lined with black roots and placed low down in thick bushes in evergreen forest. Both were taken on the banks of streams at the foot of the hills.”
The nests sent answer the description well, but the linings seem, as with the preceding bird’s nest, to have been very compactly made and quite dry.
Hopwood also sent me two nests of this Bulbul, each containing two eggs, one taken in the Tounghoo district at the foot of the Pegu Yomas on the 19th May and the other in the Lower Chindwin on the 29th April. These birds were breeding on the East of the Sittoung and are, presumably, of this race, whilst another nest taken on the West of this river, and actually in Pegu, would be griseiceps. All three might, however, prove to belong to either race.
The breeding season would seem to be March to May, as both the nests taken near Moulmein were taken in March.
The eggs seem to number two or three only in a clutch. In appearance they are indistinguishable from those of the Indian bird.
The average of eleven eggs is 24.5 x 17.8 mm. : maxima 26.1 x 18.3 and 25.0 x 19.0 mm. ; minima 23.0 x 17.0 mm.

The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
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381. Criniger gularis burmanicus
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Edward Charles Stuart Baker
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Burmese Yellow White Throated Bulbul
Alophoixus flaveolus burmanicus
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