409. Xanthixus flavescens vividus

(409) Xanthixus flavescens vividus.

THE MULEYIT BULBUL.

Xanthixus flavescens vividus (misprint vivida) Stuart Baker, Bull. B. O. C, xxxviii, p. 16 (1917) (Muleyit Mt).

Vernacular names. Cheng-ma-kator (Kachin).

Description. Differs from the last bird in being darker, especially in the grey of the breast and the yellow, which is confined to the lower breast in flavescens, extends well on to the upper breast and even to the throat. In tint also, perhaps in contrast with the darker grey, it is brighter and more vivid.

Colours of soft parts. The legs are more tinged with brown than in the last bird.

Measurements. Wing measurements 80 to 89 mm. (79 Kloss, Annam).

Distribution. Kachin Hills, Shan States, Karenni and S.E. Burma into the Malay States.

Nidification differs in no way from that of the last bird. In the Kachin Hills it breeds between 4,000 and 6,000 feet in forests, generally on the outskirts. Ten eggs measure about 23.1 x 16.0 mm. Hopwood and Grant took its eggs in March, April and May.

Habits. Those of the last bird.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
409. Xanthixus flavescens vividus
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
409
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
393
Common name: 
Muleyit Bulbul
M_ID: 
22019
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus flavescens vividus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2878

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