407. Molpastes leucogenys humii

(407) Molpastes leucogenys humii Oates.
THE BANNU WHITE-EARED BULBUL.
Molpastes leucogenys humii, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 391.
Nearly all the specimens of this bird in the British Museum are from Attock, Bannu and Kohat on the extreme North-West Frontier. There are, however, other specimens from Jhelum ; otherwise they are quite restricted to the small, compact area on the frontier containing the above three places.
There is nothing on record about this bird’s breeding and I have seen no eggs, but Rattray took many nests and eggs round about Bannu which at the time we thought were merely leucotis but, of course, must really have been this bird’s.
So far as Rattray’s notes go the nests and eggs do not differ in any way from those of leucotis. The presumption also is that in their breeding habits there was nothing special to remark on or it would certainly have attracted his attention.
* Kloss (J. A. S. B. new series, vol. xviii, p. 568, 1928), in commenting on my new race vividus, gives the type-locality of flavescens as Prome. This, of course, he cannot do, as Blyth himself (J. A. S. B. vol. xiv, p. 568, 1845), when describing the bird, says : “Hab. Arracan, where much less common than the next species.”

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
407. Molpastes leucogenys humii
Spp Author: 
Gates.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
407
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
367
Common name: 
Humes White Eared Bulbul
M_ID: 
22320
M_SN: 
Hypsipetes ganeesa humii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
13590

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