Rubigula gularis, Gould.
455. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 87; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 402.
THE RUBY-THROATED BULBUL.
Length, 6.5 ; wing, 3 ; tail, 2.75 ; tarsus, 0.55 ; bill at front, 0.4.
Bill black; irides light-yellow ; legs greenish-dusky.
Head and cheeks pure glossy-black; plumage above yellowish olive-green ; a small chin spot black ; throat beautiful shinng ruby-red, the feathers much divided and somewhat bristly; the rest of the plumage beneath bright-yellow; quills with a tinge of dusky on the inner webs.
The Ruby-throated Bulbul is very rare. Mr. Laird procured it in the forests west of Belgaum, but this is the only record of its occurrence within our limits.