(418) Iole malaccensis malaccensis.
THE STREAKED BULBUL.
Hypsipetes malaccensis Blyth, J. A. S. B., xvi, p. 574 (1845) (Malacca). Iole malaccensis. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 288.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Upper plumage, with lesser wing-coverts, brownish green; greater coverts, wings and tail dark brown, the feathers edged with the colour of the back; ear-coverts brownish green with pale shafts; lores ashy-grey; cheeks, chin, throat, breast and sides of the body ashy with broad greyish-white shaft-streaks, fainter on the last-named; abdomen, vent and under tail-coverts white; under wing-coverts and axillaries pale yellow.
Colours of soft parts. Legs and feet pinkish brown to reddish brown; bill horny-brown or very dark horny-brown; iris mahogany-brown to litharge-red (Hume & Davison).
Measurements. Length about 230 mm.; wing 109 to 115 mm.; tail about 90 to 95 mm.; tarsus about 18 mm.; culmen about 18 to 20 mm.
Distribution. Peninsular Burma and Siam and Malay Peninsula. Birds from Cochin China seem identical, whilst those from the Southern Islands are perhaps separable.
Nidification. Eggs and nest obtained by Mr. W. A. T. Kellow on the 17th June were like those of the next bird. The nest is a small cradle of twigs, leaves and grasses bound by cobwebs to, and interlaced around the twigs of a small forked branch of a bush. The two eggs are white with innumerable freckles of light yellowish and pinkish-red and measure 23.1 x 16.9 and 22.1 x 16.5 mm.
Habits. Beyond Davison's remarks to the effect that this Bulbul's habits are similar to those of Hemixus m. tickelli, nothing has been recorded.