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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Pycnonotidae.

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  • Other birds include: the endemic Seychelles bulbul Hypsipetes crassirostris, blue pigeon Alectroenas pulcherrima, Seychelles sunbird Nectarinia dussamieri, Seychelles kestrel Falco araea and an endemic cave-nesting swiftlet Collocalia francica elaphra.

    Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, Seychelles

  • Two of the endemics are threatened (VU or above) (Megapodius nicobariensis, Hypsipetes nicobariensis).

    Nicobar Islands rain forests

  • The bird species confined to Réunion are the Réunion cuckoo-shrike (Coracina newtoni, EN), Réunion stonechat (Saxicola tectes), Réunion olive white-eye (Zosterops olivaceus), and Réunion bulbul (Hypsipetes borbonicus).

    Mascarene forests

  • Men of science in their wisdom have given the Himalayan bird the sibilant name of _Hypsipetes psaroides_.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • It is known as the black bulbul (_Hypsipetes psaroides_).

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • The nest of _Hypsipetes psaroides_ is usually made of rather coarse-bladed grass, with exteriorly a number of dry leaves, and more or less moss incorporated, and lined with very fine grass-stems and roots of moss.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • This egg, moreover, possesses a degree of gloss never observable in those of the _Dicruri_, and therefore, well assured though Mr. Brooks is of the parentage of this egg which he took with his own hands, I feel confident, having since obtained many eggs of _Hypsipetes psaroides_ which are exactly similar to this last described egg, that in, perhaps, indifferent light he mistook this bird for a _Dicrurus_.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • It is not easy to express it in words; but still this nest differs very considerably in appearance from the nests of any of the true Bulbuls with which I am acquainted, and more approaches those of _Hypsipetes_.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • _Hypsipetes psaroides_ (of which also be sent me specimens), and the fact is that in thick foliage where the Red-bill is not seen nothing is easier than to mistake this bird for _D. longicaudatus_.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • Kotagherry exhibit the same general characters; but the majority of them are considerably elongated eggs, approaching, so far as shape is concerned, the _Hypsipetes_ type.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

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