298. Pycnonotus analis

298. Pycnonotus analis.

The Yellow-vented Bulbul.

Turdus analis, Horsf. Trans. Linn. Soc. xiii, p. 147 (1820). Pycnonotus goiavier (Scop.), Blyth, Cat, p. 210; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 242. Otocompsa personata, Davison, Hume, S. F. i, p. 457 (1873); ii, p. 333. Otocompsa analis (Horsf.), Hume 8; Dav. S. F. vi, p. 308 ; Hume, Cat. no. 452 sex. Pycnonotus analis (Horsf.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 140; Oates, B. B. i, p. 191; id. in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 186 note.

Coloration. The whole upper plumage brown, darker on the head, and the feathers somewhat paler-edged; wings and tail brown, edged exteriorly with the colour of the back ; a broad supercilium white; lores and feathers on the eyelids black; ear-coverts pale brown; cheeks, chin, and throat whitish; breast brown with pale edges; abdomen whity brown, the sides darker brown ; under tail-coverts sulphur-yellow.

Legs, feet, claws, and bill black; iris wood-brown (Hume Davison).

Length about 8; tail 3.2; wing 3.5; tarsus .8; bill from gape .8.

Distribution. Tenasserim, from Mergui southwards. The Malay peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Lombock, Borneo, Cochin China, and Siam.

Habits, &c. The nest of this Bulbul has not yet been taken in Burma. A nest found at Salang, further south, in February, was a cup made of dry leaves and twigs lined with grass. It was built in a bush about six feet from the ground. The eggs were pinkish marked with maroon and purple and measured about .88 by .63.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
298. Pycnonotus analis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Yellow Vented Bulbul
Pycnonotus goiavier analis
Vol. 1

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