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.