418. lole malaccensis malaccensis

(418) Iole malaccensis malaccensis (Blyth).
THE MALACCAN STREAKED BULBUL.
Iole malaccensis malaccensis, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 404.
The present form of Streaked Bulbul is a low-level resident in Tenasserim, peninsular Siam and the Malay Peninsula. Apparently, also, in Cochin China.
I know nothing about the breeding of this bird beyond what is contained in the following note sent me by Mr. W. A. T. Kellow from Perak, in the Federated Malay States, together with a nest and two eggs :—
“The nest was taken at a place considerably inland from Perak and was placed in a horizontal fork of a high bush, well bound to the supporting twigs with cobwebs. It was taken on the 17th June,
1907.”
The nest sent me with the eggs is a shallow saucer made of fine twigs, a leaf or two and some grass, lined with fine roots and well covered outside with spiders’ webs.
The two eggs are of the Iole icterica type, the ground-colour pale bright pink freely speckled all over with pale pinkish-red, slightly more numerous at the larger end but not forming a cap. There are a good many secondary indistinct freckles of pale neutral tint, rather more numerous also at the larger end, where they give, more in one egg than in the other, a sub-grey tinge to the red markings.
In shape the eggs are an ordinary oval. The texture is finer and closer than in most Bulbuls’ eggs and there is a slight but quite distinct gloss.
The two eggs measure 23.1 x 16.9 and 22.1 x 16.5 mm.

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: 
418. lole malaccensis malaccensis
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
418
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
385
Common name: 
Malaccan Streaked Bulbul
M_ID: 
22244
M_SN: 
Iole virescens virescens
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
13604

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