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. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum. 120 TIMEIJID^. 21. PYCNONOTUS*. Type. Fvcuonotus, Boie, Isix, 1826, p. 97;5 (ex Kiilil, MSS.). P. capensis. Bracliypus, Swains. Zool. Journ. iii. p. 103 (1827, ?iec Swains. 1837) T- lifBinorrlious. Ixos, Temm. Man. cTOrn. iv. p. 606 (1840) P. barbatus. Loidorusa, Reichenh. Si/st. Ar. Taf. liv. fig. 11 (18-50) P. analis. Lfedonisa, Cahanis, Mus. Hein. Th. i. p. 109 (1850, ex lieichenb.) P- analis. Molpastes, Hume, Sir. Feathers, 1873, p. 378, note .. P. hcemorrlious. Rrinc/e. The whole of Africa and the southern countries of the Mediterranean sea, eastwards through Persia to India and Ceylon, the Burmese countries, down the Malayan peninsula to the islands of Java, Sumatra, Born.eo, and the Philippines ; China, with the islands of Formosa and Hainan.. Leg of P//C7W!iotus hesmorrhous. Obs. Ixus is generally the genus employed for this group of Bulbuls ; but the first mention of the genus that I can discover is in the 24th livraison of Temminck's 'Planches Coloriees' (vol. iii.), published in 1825, where he calls the Javan species Ixos virescens (pi. 382. fig. 1). He gives no characters for the genus ; but in 1828 (livr. 76) he describes and figures two species, Ixos cJudocejijhalus * Pycnonotus familiaris. Ixos familiaris, Kitfl. Mem. Acad. St. Petersb. des Savans Etrang. i. p. 235, pi. siii. (1831). lora ? familiaris, Gray, Gen. B. i. p. 199 ; Bp. Con.sp. i. p. 397. Apalopteron familiare, Bp. C. E. xxxix. p. 59 (1854). Pycnonotus familiaris, Gray, Hand-l. B. i. p. 271, no. 3977. Bill and feet blackish. Iris bright light brown. All the feathers of the body unusually long, with very fluffy webs. Forehead and a large triangular mark round the eye, inclining downwards, black ; near the base of the bill, on each side of the forehead, a yellow spot; eyelids yellowish white. Throat, fore neck, cheeks, and the whole of the remainder of the under parts, beautiful yellow, the sides of the abdomen strongly tinged with greenish gre