286. Molpastes humii

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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
286. Molpastes humii
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
286
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
274
Common name: 
Humes White Eared Bulbul
M_ID: 
22320
M_SN: 
Hypsipetes ganeesa humii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
397

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