Genus OTOCOMPSA

The three Indian Bulbuls which I place in this genus are remarkable for their very long crest, which springs entirely from the centre of the crown, the feathers of the hind crown and nape being short and of the usual character.

They have the same structure and Habits as Molpastes, and are found in gardens and in jungle near cultivation. They have equally pleasant notes, and their plumage is gay.

Otocompsa may be known from the next genus by the softness of the shafts of the back-feathers and by the longer crest.

Key to the Species.

a. Under tail-coverts red.
a1. Tail-feathers tipped with white……………O. emeria, p. 276.
b1. Tail-feathers without white tips……………O. fuscicaudata, p. 277.
b. Under tail-coverts yellow like the remainder of the lower plumage……………O. flaviventris, p. 278.

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: 
Genus OTOCOMPSA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
276
M_ID: 
21903
M_SN: 
Pycnonotus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
400

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