385. Alophoixus phaeocephalus

(385) Alophoixus phaeocephalus.

THE CRESTLESS WHITE-THROATED BULBUL.

Ixos phaeocephalus Hard., Bev. Zool., p. 401 (1844) (Malacca). Alophoixus phaeocephalus, Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 259.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Crown of head and nape blackish, each feather edged with bluish-grey; lores whitish; back, rump and upper wing-coverts olive-green, the lateral feathers of the rump washed with yellow at the tips ; upper tail-coverts and tail rufous-brown; wings dark brown, the feathers rufescent on the outer webs; sides of the head and neck and a narrow half-collar on the hind-neck ashy-grey, darker posteriorly; chin and throat white; remaining lower plumage bright yellow washed with olive on the sides of the body; under wing-coverts yellow.

Colours of soft parts. " The legs, feet and claws vary from fleshy white (sometimes with a pinky tinge) to fleshy yellow; the upper mandible from dark plumbeous to dark horny brown ; lower mandible and edges of upper mandible pale plumbeous; irides snuff-brown, burnt sienna-brown or reddish brown" (Hume & Davison).

Measurements. Length about 200 to 210 mm.; wing 86 to 95 mm., the female averaging some 5 mm. less than the male; tail about 70 to 90 mm.; tarsus about 20 mm.; culmen 14 to 17 mm.

Distribution. The extreme South of Tenasserim to Sumatra, Java and Borneo.

Nidification. Nothing recorded.

Habits. Davison found this bird either singly or in pairs in thick forest or thin tree-jungle and, though common, never in gardens or clearings. In its general habits it closely resembles birds of the genus Criniger. It is never found on the ground.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
385. Alophoixus phaeocephalus
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
385
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
368
Common name: 
Crestless White Throated Bulbul
M_ID: 
22223
M_CN: 
Yellow-bellied Bulbul
M_SN: 
Alophoixus phaeocephalus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2848

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