266. Criniger griseiceps

266. Criniger griseiceps.

Hume's White-throated Bulbul.

Criniger griseiceps, Hume, S. F. i, p. 478 (1873), iii, p. 124; Hume, Cat. no. 451 his (part.) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 77 (part.) ; Oates, S. F. x, p. 209 ; id. B. B. i, p. 183 (part.).

Coloration. Lores, cheeks, and ear-coverts pale grey ; chin, throat, and upper breast white; lower plumage ochraceous, tending to buff on the under tail-coverts ; head, crest, and nape grey ; upper plumage with the smaller wing-coverts yellowish green; upper tail-coverts and tail rufescent; wings and greater coverts dark brown, the outer webs rufescent; in birds the plumage of which is much worn the colours, are more dull.

Bill bluish, darker on the anterior half of the culmen and the tip ; eyelids plumbeous; iris reddish brown; inside of mouth bluish fleshy ; legs pinkish brown; claws pale horn.

Length nearly 9; tail 3.8; wing 3.9; tarsus .85; bill from gape 1.

This species is allied to C. gutturalis, from which it differs in having the upper part of the breast white and the head and crest grey.

Distribution. The eastern slopes of the Pegu hills from the lati┬Čtude of Thayetmyo to that of Rangoon. The range of the present species probably extends north of these limits.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
266. Criniger griseiceps
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Humes White Throated Bulbul
Alophoixus pallidus griseiceps
Vol. 1

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