Pycnonotus pygaeus

Pycnonotus (Molpastes) pygaeus, Hodgs.

461. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 93.

THE COMMON BENGAL BULBUL.

Length, 8.75; expanse, 12.5 ; wing, 3.85 ; tail, 3.25 ; tarsus, 0.88; bill at front, 0.62.

Bill black ; irides deep-brown; legs dark-brown.

Head, nape, hind-neck, chin, throat, and breast, glossy black ; ear-coverts glossy hair-brown; from the hind-neck dark smoky brown, edged with ashy, which is the color of the rump ; the upper tail-coverts white; tail brownish-black, tipped with white, except the central pair; wings as the back; the shoulders and wing-coverts edged with whitish; below, from the breast, dark brown, edged with ashy, passing to ashy on the lower abdomen ; vent and under tail-coverts rich crimson.

According to Jerdon, the Bengal Bulbul is found in the jungles of Central India, north of the Nerbudda river.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Pycnonotus pygaeus
Spp Author: 
Hodgs.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
188
Common name: 
Common Bengal Bulbul
M_ID: 
21961
M_CN: 
Upland Pipit
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus cafer
Term name: 
id: 
11604

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