313. Micropus phaeocephalus

313. Micropus phaeocephalus.

The Grey-headed Bulbul.

Brachypus poiocephalus, Jerd. Madr. Journ. L. S. x, p. 246 (1839). Brachypodius poiocephalus (Jerd.), Blyth, Cat. p. 212 ; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 89; Hume, Cat. no. 457 ; Butler, S. F. ix, p. 402; Davison, S. F. x, p. 384; Barnes, Birds Bom. p. 186. Micropus phaeocephalus (Jerd.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 68.

Coloration. Forehead olive-yellow ; chin blackish ; cheeks greyish yellow; remainder of head clear bluish grey; upper side of neck, back, and scapulars olive-green; rump-feathers black with broad pale yellow tips; upper tail-coverts and the four middle tail-feathers bluish grey with dark shafts, the others black, broadly edged on both webs and tipped with bluish grey, the whole suffused with olive-green on the basal two thirds of their Length ; wings black, all the quills and coverts margined with olive-green, the outer webs of the tertiaries being entirely of this colour; breast, abdomen, and flanks oil-yellow; under tail-coverts bluish grey.

Iris blue-grey; bill pale green; legs and feet fleshy tinged orange; claws dusky (Davison).

Length about 7; tail 2.9 ; wing 2.9; tarsus .6; bill from gape .75.

Distribution. The western coast of India from about Anjango in Travancore to the vicinity of Belgaum. This appears to be a rare bird. Jerdon states that it is found from near the sea-level to about 2000 feet of elevation. Davison met with it near Coonoor and in the Wynaad, and Butler records it from the forests southwest of Belgaum.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
313. Micropus phaeocephalus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
313
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
296
Common name: 
Grey Headed Bulbul
M_ID: 
22223
M_CN: 
Yellow-bellied Bulbul
M_SN: 
Alophoixus phaeocephalus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
432

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