(388) Microscelis psaroides concolor.
THE BURMESE BLACK BULBUL.
Hypsipetes concolor Blyth, J. A. S. B., xviii, p. 816 (1849) (Tenasserim) ; Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 261.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Differs from M. p. psaroides in having the grey very dark, darker even than in nigrescens and in having the black of the head merge into the slightly paler back without any defi¬nition between the two.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the Himalayan form.
Distribution. Eastern Burma, Shan States, Yunnan, Siam and South Burma to Muleyit Mountain. Anderson's yunnanensis cannot be separated from this form.
Nidification. Similar to that of the other birds of this genus. Twelve eggs average 27.2 x 19.4 mm., these few varying very little either in size or shape.
Habits. This is a forest bird, according to Davison keeping more to the outskirts of jungle, clearings and more open forest than the other races do. It is found from the level of the plains in winter to at least 7,000 feet in the Kachin Hills in summer.