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.