292. Spizixus canifrons

292. Spizixus canifrons.

The Finch-billed Bulbul.

Spizixos canifrons, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiv, p. 571 (1845) ; id. Cat, p. 339 ; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 251; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 106; xliii, pt. ii, p. 179; Blyth, Ibis, 1872, p. 90; Hume, S. F. vii, p. 386; id. Cat. no. 453 bis; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 172; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 180; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 184.

Coloration. Forehead and front part of the crown ashy grey; remainder of crown, lores, and round the eye black; cheeks and point of the chin blackish, the feathers with greyish-white tips; ear-coverts pale brown; sides of the neck, meeting narrowly behind the nape, grey streaked slightly with blackish; throat very dark brown, shading off into ashy brown; upper plumage and wing-coverts green; wings dark brown, the outer webs greenish yellow; tail greenish yellow, the terminal quarter black ; lower plumage greenish yellow ; under tail-coverts and edge of wing yellowish.

Legs and feet brownish fleshy; claws brown; bill yellowish-horny white; gape black; iris reddish brown (Hume); iris brown, hazel; bill greenish white (Cockburn).

Length about 8.5; tail 3.8; wing 3.7 ; tarsus .8; bill from gape .75.

Distribution. The Khasi hills and Manipur.

Habits, &c. Godwin-Austen remarks that S. canifrons breeds near Shillong in May.

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: 
292. Spizixus canifrons
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Finch Billed Bulbul
Crested Finchbill
Spizixos canifrons
Vol. 1
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