287. Xanthixus flavescens.
Pycnonotus flavescens, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiv, p. 508 (1845) ; id. Cat. p. 210 ; Horsf. & M. Cat.i, p. 244 ; Anders. Yunnan Exped., Ares, p. 659; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 143; Oates, B. B. i, p. 192; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) v, p. 598. Ixus flavescens (Blyth), Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 106; Bl. & Wald. Birds Burm. p. 134; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 306 ; Wardlaw Ramsay, Ibis, 1877, p. 466; Hume, Cat, no. 452 bis; id. S. F. xi, p. 179.
Coloration. Forehead and crown dark brown, the feathers of the front half of the crown edged with grey, those of the hinder half with olive-green; upper plumage olive-green, the feathers of the back with darker centres ; wings and tail dark brown, edged with bright olive-yellow on the outer webs, and the three outer pairs of tail-feathers faintly tipped with yellowish white ; lores blackish, a conspicuous band above them, together with the feathers on the eyelids, yellowish; sides of the head greenish brown; chin and throat the same, but usually tinged with fulvous; breast dull yellow, streaked with brown ; abdomen dull yellow ; sides of body olive-brown; vent and under tail-coverts bright yellow; edge of wing and under wing-coverts fulvous yellow.
Legs, feet, and claws very dark reddish or purplish brown to black ; bill black; iris brown to deep red-brown (Hume & Davison).
Length about 8.5; tail 3.9; wing 3.4; tarsus .85; bill from gape .8.
Distribution. The Khasi hills ; Manipur ; the neighbourhood of Bhamo ; Arrakan ; the Toungngoo hills and Karennee from 2500 to 4000 feet; Tenasserim down to a point halfway between Muleyit mountain and Baraduba, where this bird is found up to 4500 feet.
Habits, &c. Found in the outskirts of forests and in scrub-jungle.