Phyllornis malabaricus, Gmelin.
464. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 98; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 403.
THE MALABAR GREEN BULBUL.
Length, 7.9 ; expanse, 11; wing, 3.5 ; tail, 3; bill at front, 0.75 ; tarsus, 0.7.
Bill dusky-blackish ; irides light yellowish-brown ; legs plumbeous.
Male, bright grass-green: forehead golden-yellow; chin and throat black, with a small blue moustachial streak; flexure of wing verdigris-blue.
The female wants the golden forehead of the male, and has the black gorget, and blue maxillary streak somewhat smaller.
The Malabar Green Bulbul is a permanent resident on the Sahyadri Range, from Goa to Khandalla.