333. Pycnonotus intermedius

333. RED-VENTED BULBUL.
PYCNONOTUS INTERMEDIUS.
Pycnonotus intermedins (Jerdon), B. of Ind. ii. p. 95 (1862) ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus, vi. p. 130 ; (Oates), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, i. p. 272.
Male ad. (India). Head, throat, and hind-neck black ; upper parts brown margined with grey ; wings brown narrowly margined with whitish ; upper tail-coverts dull whitish ; tail brown at base, otherwise black and tipped with white ; ear-coverts chocolate ; upper breast and sides of neck blackish brown ; lower breast and flanks ashy brown ; under tail-coverts crimson ; rest of under parts dull ashy white ; bill and legs black ; iris brown. Culmen 0.85, wing 4.0, tail 4.2, tarsus 1.0 inch.
Hab. Afghanistan, Kashmir, the lower ranges of the Hima¬layas from Naini-Tal, and Almora to Murree ; North Punjab and North-West Provinces, and Oudh down to Allahabad and Chupra.
In general habits it does not appear to differ from its con¬geners. It breeds from April to July, the nest which is placed on a bush, being constructed of fine roots, plant-stems, and a few leaves, with cobwebs and silky seed-down on the outside, and lined with fine roots. The eggs, 3 to 4 in number, are deep pink, blotched with deep claret-red, and average about 0.87 by 0.62.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
333. Pycnonotus intermedius
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
333
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
225
Common name: 
Red Vented Bulbul
M_ID: 
21961
M_CN: 
Red-vented Bulbul
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus cafer
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10706

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