411(a). Otocompsa jocosa abuensis

(411 a) Otocompsa jocosa abuensis Whistler.
THE MOUNT ABU RED-WHISKERED BULBUL.
Otocompsa emeria fuscicaudata, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 396 (part.).
Otocompsa jocosa fuscicaudata, ibid. vol. viii, p. 614 (part.).
This bird has been so recently separated that, naturally, there is no information in regard to it separated from that given for O. j. fuscicaudata.
Whistler, who has named it, confines it to Mount Abu and Rajputana (Ajmere and Nasirabad).
A note by Captain Butler in Hume’s ‘Nests and Eggs,’ p. 182, obviously applies to this subspecies. He writes :—
“The Red-whiskered Bulbul is common at Mount Aboo and breeds in March, April and May. The nest is usually placed in low bushes from 4 to 8 feet from the ground, and is a neat cup-shaped structure composed externally of fibrous roots and dry grass-stems, and lined with fine grass, horsehair etc. Round the edge and woven into the outside I have generally found small spiders’ nests looking like lumps of wool. The eggs, usually two but sometimes three in number, are of a pinkish-white colour, covered all over with spots and blotches and streaks of purplish or lake-red, forming a dense confluent cap at the large end. A nest I examined on the 24th April contained two nestlings almost ready to fly.
“On the 3rd May, 1875, I took a nest in a low carinda bush containing two fresh eggs.”
I have a few notes from Rajputana but, without the birds, it is impossible to say to what form they refer, as Whistler gives no indication of how much of Rajputana the new subspecies covers. It is not safe, therefore, to give them herring to either of the two races.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
411(a). Otocompsa jocosa abuensis
Spp Author: 
Hume.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
411
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
377
Common name: 
Mount Abu Red-whiskered Bulbul
M_ID: 
21941
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus jocosus abuensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
13596

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