438. Pycnonotus erythropthalmus erythropthalmus

(438) Pycnonotus erythropthalmus erythropthalmus Hume.
THE MALAY SMALL OLIVE BULBUL.
Pycnonotus erythropthalmus erythropthalmus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 422.
This bird extends from the South of Tenasserim throughout the Malay States.
According to Davison, the nidification and habits differ in no way from that of the preceding bird.
The Waterstradt collection had a large number of these eggs and, when it was broken up, I secured two clutches and another from the same source from Nehrkorn and yet another through Kuschel. The Small Olive Bulbul is a much smaller bird than P. blanfordi, yet these eggs are much bigger on an average, and there may be some mistake about them. They were taken in January, March and May, and can be matched by many Molpastes eggs of the paler type.
One pair of small eggs do look like Pycnonotus eggs of sorts. The ground is pale pink and they are blotched at the larger end with purple-red and with one or two blotches of deep inky grey. Over the rest of the egg there are a few specks of the same colour. These two measure, 21.0 x 15.8 and 21.0 x 16.8 mm.
* Robinson and Kloss reject the generic name Microtarsus for Brachypodius and show that the former name cannot be used.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
438. Pycnonotus erythropthalmus erythropthalmus
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
438
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
404
Common name: 
Malay Small Olive Bulbul
M_ID: 
22048
M_CN: 
Spectacled Bulbul
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus erythropthalmos
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13624

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