274. Hemixus hildebrandi.
Hildebrand's Brown-eared Bulbul.
Hemixus hildebrandi, Hume, & F. ii, p. 508 (1874) ; Wald. in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 133; Hume, S. F. v, p. ill ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 299; Hume, Cat. no. 448 bis ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 50; Oates, B. B. i, p. 176.
Coloration. Resembles H. flavala. Differs in having the forehead, crown, and nape dark brown or blackish, contrasting with the rest of the plumage.
Iris lake-brown ; bill black; legs light brown ( Wardlaw Ramsay). Iris crimson; bill black; legs and feet dark reddish horn-colour (Hume & Davison).
Length about 8.5 ; tail 3.8; wing 4.1; tarsus .65; bill from gape 1.
Distribution. The pine-forests of the Sal ween district in Tenasserim at 3000 feet, and the Karen hills east of Toungngoo from 2000 to 4000 feet.