304. Pycnonotus cyaniventris

304. Pycnonotus cyaniventris.

The Blue-bellied Bulbul.

Pycnonotus cyaniventris, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xi, p. 792 (1841); id. Cat. p. 211. Ixodia cyaniventris (Bl.), Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiv. p. 578. Ixidia cyaniventris (Bl.), Horsf. M. Cat. i, p. 245; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 320; Hume, Cat. no. 457 quint. Rubigula cyaniventris (Bl.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 169; Oates, B. B. i, p. 200.

Coloration. The whole head and lower plumage deep slaty blue; lores black ; forehead and a streak over the lores paler blue; under tail-coverts bright yellow ; upper plumage and wing-coverts bright greenish yellow; tail dark brown, the outer webs greenish yellow nearly up to the tips ; quills dark brown, all but the first two primaries broadly edged with greenish yellow; under wing-coverts and edge of wing pale yellow.

Legs and feet very dark plumbeous ; claws horny brown, sometimes almost black; bill black; iris dark brown, dark plumbeous slate, and grey-brown (Hume & Davison).

Length nearly 6.5; tail 2.6; wing 3; tarsus .6; bill from gape .75.

Distribution. The extreme southern point of Tenasserim. This Bulbul is found throughout the Malay peninsula and Sumatra.

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: 
304. Pycnonotus cyaniventris
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
304
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
290
Common name: 
Blue Bellied Bulbul
M_ID: 
21936
M_CN: 
Grey-bellied Bulbul
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus cyaniventris
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
422

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