310. Micropus melanocephalus

310. Micropus melanocephalus.

The Black-headed Bulbul.

Lanius melanocephalus, Gm. S. N. i, p. 309 (1788). Brachypodius melanocephalus (Gm.), Blyth, Cat. p. 211; Horsf. M. Cat. i, p. 248 ; Blyth, Birds Burnt, p. 136; Armstrong, S. F. iv, p. 324; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 318; Hume, Cat. no. 457 bis; Oates, S. F. x, p. 210. Micropus melanocephalus (Gm.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 65; Oates, B. B. i, p. 181.

Coloration. The whole head as far back as the nape and the lower edge of the throat glossy black; with this exception the whole plumage is olive-yellow, brighter and more yellow on the lower part of the abdomen, the tail-coverts (both upper and lower), and the tips of the rump-feathers, which latter are also barred with black; these bars are only visible when the feathers are disarranged, merely a few black patches being evident at other times; primaries and their coverts entirely black; secondaries black, edged externally with olive-yellow; tertiaries black on their inner and olive-green on their outer webs ; tail olive-green for about two thirds of its Length, then broadly black and finally broadly tipped with bright yellow.

Bill black ; mouth pale blue ; iris blue; legs plumbeous.

Length about 7; tail 3.3; wing 3.3; tarsus .5; bill from gape .8.

Distribution. Dacca; Tipperah ; Arrakan ; the southern portion of Pegu; Karennee; the whole of Tenasserim except the highest hills.

This bird extends down the Malay peninsula to Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and Palawan.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
310. Micropus melanocephalus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
310
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
294
Common name: 
Black Headed Bulbul
M_ID: 
21913
M_CN: 
Black-headed Bulbul
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus atriceps
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
429

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