283. Molpastes intermedins

283. Molpastes intermedins.

The Punjab Red-vented Bulbul.

Pycnonotus intermedius, A. Hay, Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 95; Blyth, Ibis, 1867, p. 9; Beavan, Ibis, 1867, p. 441; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 130. Pycnonotus pygaeus (Hodys.), Stoliczka, J. A. S. B. xxxvii, pt. ii, p. 39; Cock & Marsh. S. F. i, p. 355; C. H. T. Marshall, Ibis, 1884, p. 415. Molpastes intermedius (A. Hay), Oates in Hume's N. &; E. 2nd ed. i, p. 175. Kala painju, Chamba.

Coloration. Resembles M. haemorrhous. Differs in having the black of the head continued to the hind neck ; the ear-coverts chocolate-brown; the whole back brown, edged with grey; the black of the throat shading off into blackish brown on the upper breast and the sides of the neck ; and the lower breast ashy brown margined with whitish.

Length about 8 ; tail 4.3 ; wing 4.1; tarsus 1.1 ; bill from gape .9.

Distribution. The lower ranges of the Himalayas from Naini Tal and Almora to Murree; the northern portion of the Punjab, the N.W. Provinces and Oudh down to Allahabad and Chupra. In the lower part of its range this species is found together with M. bengalensis. It does not ascend the Himalayas to any great height.

Habits, &c. Breeds from May to July, and probably for some time before and after this period. The eggs, according to Theobald, measure .87 by .62.

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: 
283. Molpastes intermedins
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
283
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
272
Common name: 
Punjab Red Vented Bulbul
M_ID: 
21963
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus cafer intermedius
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
394

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