299. Pycnonotus finlaysoni

299. Pycnonotus finlaysoni.

Finlayson's Stripe-throated Bulbul.

Pycnonotus finlaysoni, Strickl. A. M. N. H. (1) xiii, p. 411 (1844); Blyth, Cat. p. 210; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 244; Wald. P. Z. S. 1866, p. 549; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 144; Oates, B. B. i, p. 193; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) v, p. 593. Ixus finlaysoni (Strickl), Hume, S. F. iii, p. 301; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 307; Hume, Cat. no. 452 ter; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 187.

Coloration. Forehead and head, as far back as the eyes, bright yellow, the feathers edged with ashy brown; lores black; above the lores a narrow orange line; cheeks, ear-coverts, throat, chin, and upper neck grey, with bright yellow streaks; crown and nape deep grey, the centres of the feathers paler; upper plumage and wing-coverts olive-green, the back washed with ashy; wings dark brown, broadly edged with olive-green on the outer webs; tail olive-green, brighter on the outer webs; breast, upper abdomen, and flanks dart ashy, the shafts paler ; middle of abdomen yellowish grey; vent and under tail-coverts bright yellow; edge of wing, under wing-coverts, and axillaries yellow.

Bill bluish black, paler at the gape ; mouth dark flesh-colour ; iris pale brown; eyelids dark plumbeous; legs dusky plumbeous ; claws dark brown.

Length 7.6 ; tail 3.3 ; wing 3.2 ; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .85.

Distribution. The whole of Tenasserim east of the Sittoung river from Toungngoo to the extreme south. The Malay peninsula, Siam, and Cochin China.

Habits, &c. Breeds from February to May, constructing a cup-shaped nest of twigs, grass-roots, and fibres in a bush or sapling. The eggs, which appear to be always two in number, are pink, marked with maroon and purple. They measure about .88 by .65.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
299. Pycnonotus finlaysoni
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Finlaysons Stripe Throated Bulbul
Stripe-throated Bulbul
Pycnonotus finlaysoni
Vol. 1

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