305. Pycnonotus luteolus

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.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
305. Pycnonotus luteolus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
White Browed Bulbul
White-browed Bulbul
Pycnonotus luteolus
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