CERASOPHILA

(Pycnonotidae; Ϯ White-headed Bulbul C. thompsoni) Gr. κερασος kerasos  cherry tree; φιλος philos  lover; "CERASOPHILA*, gen. nov.  Like Hypsipetes, possesses short legs, with a non-scutellated tarsus and a forked tail, but differs in having a more curved culmen, a bare unfeathered patch of skin round the eye, and the under tail-coverts of a colour different from that of the rest of the underparts, as in Molpastes, Otocompsa, &c.   Cerasophila Thompsoni, sp. n.  ...  On my visit to Loi-San-Pa the wild cherry-trees were in full bloom, and all day long were visited by numbers of Hypsipetes concolor, Chloropsis Hardwickii, Lioptila melanoleuca, and other birds.  Among these the above-described species was most conspicuous with its white head and grey plumage.  Its call, so far as I could catch the note amid the babel of sound made by all the birds on the trees, was very similar to that of Hypsipetes.  I have named the species after Mr. H. N. Thompson, of the Indian Forest Department, a keen observer and field-naturalist, who was with me on Loi-San-Pa, and was the first to discriminate as new and procure specimens of this beautiful Bulbul.   ...   *κερασος = a cherry-tree." (Bingham 1900); "Cerasophila Bingham, 1900, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 5, p. 358. Type, by monotypy, Cerasophila thompsoni Bingham." (Deignan in Peters 1960, IX, 283). Recent work indicates that this genus should be included in Hypsipetes.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 16 January 2019).