305. Pycnonotus luteolus.
The White-browed Bulbul.
Haematornis luteolus, Lesson, Rev. Zool. 1840, p. 354. Pycnonotus flavirictus, Strickl. A. M. N. H. (1) xiii, p. 413 (1844); Blyth, Cat. p. 210. Pycnonotus luteolus (Less.), Blyth, Cat., App. p. xxii; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 243; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 143; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 189. Ixos luteolus (Less.), Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 84; Hume, N. & E. p. 283; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xxxviii, pt. ii, p. 178; Ball, S. F. ii, p. 410, iv, p. 235; Fairbank, S. F. iv, p. 258, v, p. 405; Ball, S. F. vii, p. 214; Hume, Cat. ho. 452; Vidal, S. F. ix, p. 64; Butler, S. P. ix, p. 402 ; Davison, S. F. x, p. 384; Barnes, Birds Bom. p. 185; Littledale, Journ. Bom. N. H. Soc. i, p. 198.
The White-browed Bush Bulbul, Jerd.; Poda-pigli, Tel.; Guluguluwa, Ceyl.
Coloration. Upper plumage dull olive-green, tinged with ashy on the head and with fulvous on the rump and upper tail-coverts ; wings and tail brown, washed with green on the outer webs ; front of forehead, a broad streak from the nostril over the eye and partially over the ear-coverts, and an indistinct ring round the eye white; lores mingled white and black; a stripe from the base of the lower mandible and also the point of the chin yellow ; lower plumage ashy, tinged and somewhat striped with pale yellow, the breast washed with brown; vent and under tail-coverts pale yellow; under wing-coverts and edge of wing yellow.
Bill blackish ; legs dark plumbeous ; iris blood-red (Jerdon).
Length nearly 8; tail 3.3 ; wing 3.3; tarsus 9; bill from gape .95.
Distribution. The peninsula of India, from Baroda on the west and Midnapore on the east down to Cape Comorin ; Ceylon. Rare or absent on the Deccan tableland and throughout the greater part of the Central Provinces.
Habits, &c. Nests of this Bulbul have been found near Bombay in June and September. The nest is a loose structure of twigs lined with grass built in a bush or low tree. The eggs are pinkish white marked with reddish brown, and measure about .95 by .63.