302. Pycnonotus xantholaemus.
The Yellow-throated Bulbul.
Brachypus xantholaemus, Jerd. Madr. Journ. L. S. xiii, pt. 2, p. 122 (1844). Pycnonotus xantholaemus (Jerd.), Jerdon, Ill. Ind. Orn. pl. xxxv ; Blyth, Cat. p. 209; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 246; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 146. Ixos xantholaemus (Jerd.), Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 85; Hume, Cat. no. 453.
The Yellow-throated Bush Bulbul, Jerd.; Kondapoda-pigli, Tel.
Coloration. Forehead, crown, and sides of the head yellowish green, the feathers near the nostrils dusky; chin and throat bright yellow; upper plumage grey, the upper tail-coverts tinged with green ; wings and tail brown, the outer webs washed with yellowish green, and the tail-feathers tipped with yellowish white; breast and sides of the neck and of the body grey, turning to whitish on the abdomen ; under tail-coverts and edge of wing bright yellow ; thighs dull yellow; under wing-coverts pale yellow.
Bill and legs black ; iris red (Jerdon).
Length about 7.5; tail 3.6; wing 3.3; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .8.
Distribution. I have been able to examine only four specimens of this rare Bulbul. One is labelled " west of Nellore," two " Eastern Ghats," and the other " Madras." Jerdon, the discoverer of this species, states that it is only met with in the Eastern Ghats west of Nellore.