Scaly-breasted bulbul

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

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". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712628A94340285. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712628A94340285.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Pycnonotus jocosus - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-03-12.