Scaly-breasted bulbul

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Scaly-breasted bulbul
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
Species: P. squamatus
Binomial name
Pycnonotus squamatus
(Temminck, 1828)
  • Ixos squamatus

The scaly-breasted bulbul (Pycnonotus squamatus) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family. It is found from the Malay Peninsula to Borneo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The scaly-breasted bulbul was originally described in the genus Ixos.[2]


Three subspecies are recognized:[3]

  • P. s. webberi - (Hume, 1879): Originally described as a separate species. Found on the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra
  • P. s. squamatus - (Temminck, 1828): Found on Java
  • P. s. borneensis - Chasen, 1941: Found on Borneo


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Pycnonotus squamatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Pycnonotus jocosus - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-03-12.