307. Pycnonotus plumosus

307. Pycnonotus plumosus.

The Large Olive Bulbul.

Pycnonotus plumosus, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiv, p. 567 (1845) ; id. Cat. p. 210; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 152 ; Oates, B. B. i, p. 196; id. in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 191, note. Brachypus plumosus (Blyth), Tweedd. Ibis, 1877, p. 306. Ixus plumosus (Blyth), Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 309 ; Hume, Cat. no. 452 sept.

Coloration. Forehead and crown dark greyish brown, each feather margined with olive-green; upper plumage olive-green ; wings and tail dark brown, the outer webs washed with bright olive-green; lores dark brown ; cheeks and chin dull whity brown ; ear-coverts dark brown with white shafts ; lower plumage ashy brown, slightly mottled and streaked with dull ochraceous ; under wing- and tail-coverts and edge of wing brighter ochraceous.

Legs and feet reddish brown, darker in some, paler in others; bill almost black ; iris varying from burnt sienna-brown to dark cinnabar-red (Hume Davison).

Length nearly 8; tail 3.3; wing 3.5; tarsus .85 ; bill from gape .85.

Distribution. The southern portion of Tenasserim as far north as Mergui. The Malay peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, and Cochin China.

Habits, &c. A nest found by Davison at Kossoom in the Malay peninsula was of the ordinary Bulbul type, and placed in a dense clump of cane near the ground. The eggs are pink marked with red and purple, and measure about .9 by .66.

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: 
307. Pycnonotus plumosus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Large Olive Bulbul
Olive-winged Bulbul
Pycnonotus plumosus
Vol. 1

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