303. Pycnonotus gularis

303. Pycnonotus gularis.

The Ruby-throated Bulbul.

Brachypus gularis, Gotdd, V. Z. S. 1835, p. 186; Wold. Ibis, 186(5, p. 423. Brachypus rubineus, Jerdon, Madr. Journ. L. S. x, p. 246 (1839) ; id. Illustr. Ind. Orn. pl. xxxvii. Pycnonotus gularis (Gould), Blyth, Cat. p. 211; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 245. Rubigula gularis (Gould), Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 87; Hume, Cat. no. 455; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 167 ; Butler, S. F. ix, p. 402 ; Davison, S. F. x, p. 384; Maegregor, S. F. x, p. 439 ; Barnes, Birds Bom. p. 186.

Coloration. Forehead, crown, nape, sides of the head, and the extreme point of the chin black; throat ruby-red, the feathers long and rather bristly; upper plumage yellowish green; wings brown, the outer webs yellowish green; tail the same; lower plumage bright yellow; under wing-coverts and edge of wing yellow.

The nestling has the throat brownish, but it acquires the red feathers at a very early age.

Iris pale cream ; bill and claws black; legs and feet blackish plumbeous (Davison); iris light yellow (Jerdon).

Length nearly 7; tail 3; wing 3 ; tarsus .55 ; bill from gape .7.

Distribution. The western coast of India from Travancore up to about the latitude of Belgaum. This species appears to be rare and to frequent thick forest.

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: 
303. Pycnonotus gularis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
303
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
289
Common name: 
Ruby Throated Bulbul
M_ID: 
21930
M_CN: 
Flame-throated Bulbul
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus gularis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
421

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