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.