300. Pycnonotus davisoni.
Davison's Stripe-throated Bulbul.
Ixus davisoni, Hume, S. F. iii, p. 301 (1875), iv, p. 498; Armstrong, S. F. iv, p. 324; Oates, S. F. vii, p. 47; Hume, Cat. no. 452 quat.; Oates, S. F. x, p. 209. Ixus annectens, Walden, A. M. N. H. (4) xv, p. 401 (1875) ; id. In Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 134; Wardlaw Ramsay, Ibis, 1877, p. 466. Pycnonotus davisoni (Hume), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 145; Oates, B. B. i, p. 194; id, in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 188.
Coloration. Resembles P. finlaysoni. Differs in having the whole forehead, crown, nape, sides and back of neck greenish yellow mottled with grey, caused by the feathers being narrowly margined by this colour; the yellow streaks on the cheeks, ear-coverts, chin, throat, and upper neck in front shorter and less vivid in colour.
Iris pale yellow; bare ophthalmic skin and eyelids dark purplish; mouth flesh-colour ; bill dark brown ; legs dark plumbeous; claws horn-colour.
Length nearly 8; tail 3.2; wing 3.2 ; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .85.
Distribution. The southern half of Pegu west of the Sittoung river, and from the sea to about the latitude of Pegu town; Arrakan, whence Blyth recorded this species under the name of P. finlaysoni, and where Armstrong procured it at Kyoukhpyoo and the Borongo Islands near Akyab.
Habits, &c. I discovered two nests of this Bulbul in June near Pegu town. The nest is a flimsy cup made of the stems of small plants and grass, and is placed in a bush or creeper near the ground. The eggs, two in number, are pinkish white, marked with reddish and purple ; they measure about .86 by .63.