(421) Iole olivacea cinnamomeoventris.
THE TENASSERIM: OLIVE-BULBUL.
Iole virescens cinnamomeoventris Stuart Baker, Bull. B. O. C, xxxvii, p. 16 (1917) (Tenasserim).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. This race differs from the last in being darker and more ruddy and less green above; it is also duller and less yellow below, the throat and fore-neck being grey, only faintly tinged with yellow; the under tail-coverts are cinnamon, this colour often extending on to the belly.
Colours of soft parts. "Iris dark; maxilla blackish, mandible grey; feet fleshy-brown" (B. G. Herbert). "Irides clear grey, dark slaty, salmon-pink or golden-brown " (Davison).
Measurements. About the same as in the last; wing 73 to 80 mm., in one 82 mm.
Distribution. Peninsular Burma and Siam extending as far North as Karenni and Central West Siam. Robinson and Kloss identify birds from Cochin China and Annam as belonging to this subspecies. One of their specimens, a male from Annam, is as much as 84 mm. in wing measurement.
Habits. According to Davison " This is a forest bird but occurring also in thin tree-jungle and even entering well-wooded gardens. It is met with singly or in pairs, foraging about the trees and living chiefly on berries, and never, I believe, descending to the ground. They are rather lively birds, moving about a great deal and having a pleasant soft whistling note, something like that of Iosos finlaysoni, but distinguishable at once."