273. Hemixus davisoni.
Davison's Brown-eared Bulbul.
Hemixus davisoni, Hume, 8. F. v, p. lll (1877) ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 299 ; Hume, Cat. no. 448 ter; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 51; Oates, B. B. i, p. 176.
Coloration. Resembles H.flavala. Differs in having the entire crown and nape a rich dark brown; the back, rump, upper tail-coverts, and smaller wing-coverts also brown hut paler; in the tail being less suffused with olive-green and the breast being distinctly ashy and not grey; and lastly in the yellow edges to the quills being narrower.
Bill, legs, feet, and claws black; iris bright brown (Darling) ; iris crimson-lake (Hume & Davison).
Length about 8.5 ; tail 3.6 ; wing 4 ; tarsus .6 ; bill from gape 1.
Distribution. This species has only been procured at Meetan and Thoungyah in Tenasserim. It is apparently entirely confined to the hill-forests.