314. Kelaartia penicillata.
The Yellow-eared Bulbul.
Pycnonotus penicillatus, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xx, p. 178 (1851).Kelaartia penicillata (Blyth), Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 86; Holdsw. P. Z. S. 1872, p. 450 ; Legge, S. F. iv, p. 245 ; id. Birds Ceyl, p. 480, pl. 21, tig. 1 : Hume, Cat. no. 454; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 162.
Coloration. Forehead and crown dark brown or blackish, each feather very narrowly edged with ashy; a narrow white line from the nostril to the upper part of the eye; a broad yellow streak from the upper part of the eye to the nape; chin and upper part of cheeks white; lores, lower part of cheeks, and ear-coverts black, the latter part with a Lengthened streak of yellow down the middle; a large slaty-blue spot on the side of the neck, touching the ear-coverts; upper plumage olive-green; wings and tail dark brown, the outer webs washed with olive-green ; the whole lower plumage, except the chin, deep yellow, washed with olive on the breast and sides of the body; under wing-coverts and edge of wing yellow.
Iris red mingled with brown, or red deepening to brown next the pupil; tarsi and feet dark leaden blue; bill black (Legge).
Length about 7.5; tail 3.2; wing 3.2; tarsus .8; bill from gape .85.
Distribution. Ceylon, where this bird is found up to about 4000 feet. Jerdon was under the impression that he procured this species in Mysore, but its occurrence in Southern India has not been confirmed.