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.