308. Pycnonotus simplex

308. Pycnonotus simplex.

Moore's Olive Bulbul.

Pycnonotus simplex, Less. Rev. Zool. 1839, p. 167; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 153, pl. ix; Oates, B. B. i, p. 196; id. in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 192, note. Pycnonotus brunneus, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiv, p. 568 (1845) ; id. Cat. p. 210. Microtarsus olivaceus, Moore in Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 249 (1854). Ixus brunneus (BL), Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 312; Hume, Cat. no. 452 oct.

Coloration. Upper plumage brown with a greenish tinge, and slightly fulvous on the rump and upper tail-coverts; wings and tail brown, the outer webs washed with the colour of the back; the whole lower plumage buffy brown, slightly streaked darker in places with ochraceous; under tail-coverts dark ochraceous with paler edges; under wing-coverts and edge of wing ochraceous yellow.

Legs and feet fleshy or reddish brown, in some lighter, in some darker; the upper mandible dark horny brown; lower mandible somewhat paler; the iris varies - orange-red, pale red, whity pink (Hume Davison).

Length about 7; tail 3.2; wing 3.2; tarsus .7; bill from gape .8.

Distribution. Southern Tenasserim up to about Mergui. The Malay peninsula, Sumatra, Java, and Borneo.

Habits, &c. A nest found by Davison at Klang, in the Malay peninsula, was placed in a sapling about six feet from the ground, and contained two eggs, which measured .89 by .62.

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: 
308. Pycnonotus simplex
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Moores Olive Bulbul
Asian Red-eyed Bulbul
Pycnonotus brunneus
Vol. 1

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