THE ENCHANTED WOOD.
seems to support the story; and indeed, Weaver-birds are clever enough for anything.
Black and white Chinese Magpies are fairly common Aa the Keng Tung plain. I believe they do not extend vAry far west, and are not seen iD Burma as a rule. They are much like English Magpies, which, by the way, a*e * unlucky 5 birds. At home you take your hat off to a Magpie.a Here, the birds seen in November have a great deal more white about them than birds seen in August. I suppose that this is because the majority in November are young ones.
The dear little Magpie Robins (or Dhayals) are also found near Keng Tung from November till June. These cheery little birds, as their name suggests, are entirely
black and white.
Three kinds of Bulbuls are common. The Burmese Black Bulbuls are colourless dark-grey little fellows, with black crests. The Red-Vented Bulbuls are dark-grey. The breasts are ashy-grey. They have black crests, and cAnspicuous red seats. The Red-Whiskered Bulbuls also have red seats, and are just like the Red-Vented, except the addition of vivid red patches under their eyes, have clear white cheeks. On the whole, they are *he most attractive of all these three noisy, cheerful birds.
The Burmese call the Red-Vented Bulbul Bo-pin-nee, ^5 The Red-Seated Chief/ The Shans call it Nok-mPu, which means * Bird Lord Betel/ or * BetelThe Burmese call the Red-Vented Bulbul Bo-pin-nee, ^5 The Red-Seated Chief/ The Shans call it Nok-mPu, which means * Bird Lord Betel/ or * Betel