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.