332. Pycnonotus leucogenys

332. WHITE-CHEEKED BULBUL.
PYCNONOTUS LEUCOGENYS.
Pycnonotus leucogenys, (Gray), in Hardw. Ill. Ind. Zool. ii. pl. 35, fig. 3 (1830) ; (Jerd.) B. of Ind. ii. p. 90 ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. vi. p. 160 ; (Oates), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, i. p. 272. Kandghara, Beng. ; Manglio-kur, Lepch. ; Painju, Chamba.
Male ad. (India). Upper parts olive-brown, the hinder part and sides of neck barred with blackish, the centres of the feathers brown ; wings brown margined with olivaceous ; tail brown at the base, otherwise black, tipped, except the lower central feathers, with white ; forehead and crest hair- brown, narrowly margined with greyish white ; lores black ; a white line from the nostrils above the forepart of the eye ; ear-coverts and hind cheeks white with a small blackish brown spot behind ; under parts pale brown, the abdomen whitish, the under tail-coverts sulphur-yellow ; edge of the wing whitish ; bill black ; legs plumbeous ; iris brown. Culmen 0.7, wing 3.5, tail 3.5, tarsus 0.8 inch.
Hab. Afghanistan, and the Himalayas from Murree to Bhutan.
In the summer it is found in the mountains at from 3,000 to 7,000 feet altitude, descending to the plains in the autumn. It breeds late in May or in June, and its nest is placed on a bush or in the fork of a low tree, and is constructed of dried plant-stalks and grasses, lined with fine grasses. The eggs, 3 to 4 in number, are purplish white speckled all over, but chiefly at the larger end, with purple brown and purplish grey spots and blotches, and average about 0.88 by 0.65.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
332. Pycnonotus leucogenys
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
332
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
224
Common name: 
White Cheeked Bulbul
M_ID: 
21957
M_CN: 
Himalayan Bulbul
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus leucogenys
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
11093

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