382. Criniger gularis griseieeps

(382) Criniger gularis griseiceps Hume.
THE PEGU WHITE-THROATED BULBUL.
Criniger tephrogenys griseiceps, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 365.
Criniger gularis griseiceps, ibid. vol. viii, p. 612.
The distribution of this bird has not yet been well worked out. Hume named it from specimens obtained by Oates in Upper Pegu and it is undoubtedly the form which is found and breeds throughout the whole of Pegu Yomas West of the Sittoung. Its status in Tenasserim, except in the extreme North-West corner, is, however, doubtful, and one would expect the Eastern form (burmanicus), if any, to be found in Tenasserim East of the Sittoung.
Oates says : “This bird occurs in the evergreen forests in large numbers. In April the birds were breeding, though I failed to find the nest.”
The only nest with eggs known is one taken by Hopwood in the Pegu Yomas on the 2nd of May containing three eggs, almost hatching, and one proving quite unblowable. The nest, according to him, was made of twigs and lined with bamboo-leaves and was placed in the fork of a sapling in evergreen forest about five feet from the ground.
The two eggs are, of course, quite typical Criniger's and are of the rose-pink type, covered all over with light red blotches, fairly thick everywhere and forming little caps at the extreme big end.
The two eggs measure 25.5 x 18.2 and 24.2 x 18.7 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
382. Criniger gularis griseieeps
Spp Author: 
Hume.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
382
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
338
Common name: 
Pegu White Throated Bulbul
M_ID: 
22202
M_SN: 
Alophoixus pallidus griseiceps
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13571

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