280. Molpastes nigripileus

280. Molpastes nigripileus.

The Tenasserim Red-vented Bulbul.

Pycnonotus nigropileus, Blyth, J. A. 8. B. xvi, p. 472 (1847); id. Cat. p. 209; Wald. P. Z. 8. 1866, p. 549; Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 135; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 126; Oates, B. B. i, p. 191; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) v, p. 597. Molpastes nigropileus (Blyth), Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 321; Hume, Cat.no. 462 bis.

Coloration. Resembles M. hcemorrhous, and has the black of the head as sharply defined posteriorly. Differs in having the ear-coverts glossy hair-brown, the lores, cheeks, and chin black, and the throat and breast brown, the feathers edged with whitish.

Bill, legs, feet, and claws black; iris deep brown (Hume & Davison).

Length about 8.5; tail 3.7; wing 3.7; tarsus .9 ; bill from gape .8 to .9.

Distribution. Confined to the east of the Sittoung river, and ranging from Toungngoo and the Karen hills down to Amherst.

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: 
280. Molpastes nigripileus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
280
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
270
Common name: 
Tenasserim Red Vented Bulbul
M_ID: 
21961
M_CN: 
Red-vented Bulbul
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus cafer
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
391

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