309. Pycnonotus pusillus

309. Pycnonotus pusillus.

The Small Olive Bulbul.

Pycnonotus pusillus, Salvadori, Ucc. Born. p. 200 (1874); Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 155, pl. x (nec Blyth). Ixus pusillus (Salvad.), Hume Dav. S. F. vi, p. 312; Hume, Cat. no. 452 nov. Pycnonotus salvadorii, Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, App. p. 401 (1881) ; Oates, B. B. i, p. 197.

Coloration. The whole upper plumage and wing-coverts olive-brown, tinged with rufescent on the rump and upper tail-coverts; tail rufescent; wings brown, the outer webs washed with the colour of the back; lores and sides of the head ashy brown; chin and throat ashy white; breast and sides of the body ashy brown washed with fulvous ; abdomen, vent, and under 1 ail-coverts dusky yellow; under wing-coverts and axillaries pale ochraceous yellow.

In life this bird has a vivid orange ring round the eye, but no trace of this is discernible in dried skins.

Legs, feet, and claws pale reddish horny; iris crimson; bill black; gape and base of lower mandible, shelf above nostrils, and ophthalmic ring vivid orange-yellow (Hume Sf Davison).

Length about 6.5; tail 3; wing 2.9; tarsus .6; bill from gape .75.

Distribution. The extreme southern point of Tenasserim; the Malay peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo.

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: 
309. Pycnonotus pusillus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
309
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
293
Common name: 
Small Olive Bulbul
M_ID: 
21968
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus cafer cafer
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
427

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