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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
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
CatNo: 
305
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
290
Common name: 
White Browed Bulbul
M_ID: 
22029
M_CN: 
White-browed Bulbul
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus luteolus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
423

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