275. Hemixus macclellandi

275. Hemixus macclellandi.

The Rufous-bellied Bulbul.

Hypsipetes macclellandi, Horsf. P. Z. S. 1839, p. 159; Blyth, Cat. p. 207; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 256; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 79; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 106; Hume, N. & E. p. 281; Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 133; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 298 ; Hume, Cat. no. 447 ; Sadly, S. F. viii, p. 294; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 170. Iole macclellandi (Horsf), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 59; Oates, B. B. i, p. 178. Hemixus macclellandi (Horsf), Oates in Hume's N. 8; E. 2nd ed. i, p. 168.
Chinchiok-pho, Lepch.; Chichiam, Bhut.

Coloration. Crown, from the forehead to the nape, rich brown, the shafts white tinged with buff; upper plumage, wing-coverts, tertiaries, and tail olive-green, brightest on the tail, the shafts of which are black above and yellow below; lores and cheeks mixed grey and white; chin and throat white, the feathers with grey bases and lanceolate; ear-coverts and sides of the neck chestnut; breast the same but with pale shaft-stripes; abdomen and flanks pale chestnut; under tail-coverts, thighs, and vent ochraceous yellow ; under wing-coverts the same; primaries and secondaries dark brown, edged with olive-green.

Bill blackish above, livid grey-horny below; iris brownish red or dark red; feet fleshy brown ; claws brown-horny (Scully).

Length about 10; tail 4.4; wing 4.3; tarsus .7; bill from gape 1.2.

Distribution. The Himalayas from Mussoorie to the head of the Assam valley ; the Khasi and Naga hills ; Cachar; Manipur ; Arrakan.

Habits, &c. Breeds from April to June, constructing a shallow nest of ferns, leaves, grass, and moss in a fork of a small tree. The eggs are pinkish white, speckled and spotted with reddish purple and measure about 1.05 by .67.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
275. Hemixus macclellandi
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Rufous Bellied Bulbul
Mountain Bulbul
Ixos mcclellandii
Vol. 1
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