311. Micropus cinereiventris.
The Grey-bellied Bulbul.
Brachypodius cinereoventris, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiv, p. 570 (1845) ; Wald. in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 136; Hume S; Dav. S. F. vi, p. 319; Hume, Cat. no. 457 quat.; Oates, S. F. x, p. 210 ; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 180. Micropus cinereiventris (Bl.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 67; Oates, B. B. i, p. 182.
Coloration. Resembles M. melanocephalus. Differs in having the breast, upper part of abdomen, hind neck, and sometimes the upper part of the back bluish grey, and in having the primaries narrowly edged with olive-green on the outer webs.
Iris blue; eyelids grey ; bill black ; mouth dusky fleshy; legs and claws brownish black.
Length about 7; tail 2.9; wing 3.15 ; tarsus .6; bill from gape .85.
Distribution. Cachar ; Tipperah ; Dacca; Toungngoo; southern Pegu about Eangoon and the valley of the Pegu river. This Bulbul has also been observed at Tonka, Salang, and Malacca in the Malay peninsula.