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.