272. Hemixus flavala.
The Brown-eared Bulbul.
Hemixus flavala, Hodr/s. J. A. S. B. xiv, p. 572 (1845); Blyth, Cat. p. 207; Horsf. & At. Cat. i, p. 250; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 80 ; Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 133; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 106, xlv, pt. ii, p. 78; Hume, S. F. v, p. Ill; Anders. Yunnan Exped., Aves, p. 657; Hume, Cat. no. 448; Scully, S. F. viii, p. 295; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi. p. 49; Oates, B. B. i, p. 175; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 176.
Coloration. Upper plumage with the small wing-coverts dark ashy, the crown edged paler, and the upper tail-coverts tinged with olive-green; tail brown, tinged with olive-green on the basal halves of the outer webs ; greater wing-coverts brown on the inner and olive-yellow on the outer webs; quills brown; the fourth to the seventh primaries edged with grey below the emarginations, all the other quills edged externally with olive-yellow, obsolete on the earlier primaries, increasing on the others, and ultimately occupying the entire outer web of the tertiaries ; lores and cheeks blackish; ear-coverts bronze-grey; chin, throat, centre of the abdomen, and vent white; breast, sides of neck, and flanks light grey.
Bill black; iris dark reddish brown; feet dusky (Scully).
Length about 8.5 ; tail 3.7; wing 3.8; tarsus .7; bill from gape .9.
Distribution. The Himalayas from Mussoorie to the head of the Assam valley; the Khasi and Garo hills; Manipur; the hills east of Bhamo ; Arrakan. This bird appears to be found up to about 6000 feet.