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.