312. Micropus fusciflavescens

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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
312. Micropus fusciflavescens
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
312
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
295
Common name: 
Andaman Black Headed Bulbul
M_ID: 
21918
M_CN: 
Andaman Bulbul
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus fuscoflavescens
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
431

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