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.

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: 
313. Micropus phaeocephalus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Grey Headed Bulbul
Yellow-bellied Bulbul
Alophoixus phaeocephalus
Vol. 1

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