312. Micropus fusciflavescens.
The Andaman Black-headed Bulbul.
Brachypodius melanocephalus (Gm.), apud Ball, J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 284; id. S. F.i, p. 71. Brachypodius fuscoflavescens, Hume, S. F. i, p. 297 (1873) ; Wald. Ibis, 1873, p. 306; Hume, S. F. ii, p. 224; ul. Cat. no. 457 ter. Micropus fusciflavescens (Hume), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 66.
Coloration. Resembles M. melanocephalus. Differs in having the whole head dusky olive-green, the chin and central portion of the throat only being a dark glossy brown or black ; in the abdomen and under tail-coverts being very bright yellow; in the reduced size of the subterminal black bars on the tail-feathers, and the corresponding expansion of the olive-green on them; and in the primaries, except the first two, being edged with olive-green.
Iris bluish white ; bill bluish slate ( Wardlaw Ramsay). Iris pale blue; bill nearly black ; legs and feet plumbeous (Hume).
Length about 7 ; tail 3 ; wing 3; tarsus .6; bill from gape .85.
Distribution. The South Andaman Island, where this bird appears to be abundant. I have seen specimens procured at Port Blair, Port Mouat, and Aberdeen.