286. Molpastes humii.
Hume's White-eared Bulbul.
Coloration. Resembles M. leucotis. Differs in having the crest much longer and the under tail-coverts sulphur-yellow. Bill, legs, and feet black ; iris brown (Hume). Length 8; tail 3.4; wing 3.7; tarsus .75; bill from gape .75.
Amongst a large series of M. leucotis in the British Museum, I detected one specimen which differed remarkably from all the others in the colour of its under tail-coverts, and on further examining it I found that it had a much longer crest than the others. M. leucotis is remarkably constant in having saffron-yellow coverts and a short bushy crest. I have therefore no hesitation in separating M. humii, and naming it after Hume, who procured the only specimen I have been able to examine at Jalalpoor near Jhelum, in the Punjab, in 1871. From M. leucogenys it differs, among other things, in having the crest much shorter and of a different shape and colour.