(414) Otocompsa flaviventris minor.
KLOSS'S BLACK-HEADED YELLOW BULBUL.
Otocompsa flaviventris minor Kloss, Ibis, 1918, p. 200 (Koh Lak, S.W. Siam).
Description. " Smaller than 0. fl. flaviventris (Tickell) of Chota Nagpur; wing 83 mm. or less " (Kloss).
Distribution. Peninsular Burma and Siam and throughout the Malay Peninsula.
It is only after some hesitation that I have accepted this form. It certainly averages smaller, but the smallest Malay bird and the smallest bird from Assam both have a wing of 77 mm. On the other hand, Kloss's minor seems also to be a trifle darker and to have a decidedly shorter crest.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.