Hypsipetes Ganesa, Sykes.
446. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 78 ; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 401.
THE GHAT BLACK BULBUL.
Length, 9.6 to 10.75 ; expanse, 14 to 15.5 ; wing, 4.5 to 5 ; tail, 4.3 to 4.9 ; tarsus, 6 to 7.5; bill from gape, 1.3.
Bill deep coral-red; irides deep-brown; legs deep coral-red.
Above grey-brown, paler beneath ; wings and tail brown; head slightly crested, metallic-black.
The Ghat Black Bulbul is a rare but permanent resident in the more hilly portions of the Deccan. It occurs on the Sahyadri Range as far north as Mahableshwar.