Streaked bulbul

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Streaked bulbul
Streaked Bulbul (Ixos malaccensis) - Flickr - Lip Kee (1).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Ixos (but see text)
Species: I. malaccensis
Binomial name
Ixos malaccensis
(Blyth, 1845)

The streaked bulbul (Ixos malaccensis) is a songbird species in the bulbul family (Pycnonotidae). Depending on whether it is or isn't a particularly close relative of the type species of the genus Ixos, the Sunda bulbul or green-winged bulbul (Ixos virescens), it might belong in a new genus.[2]

What is known is that some Ixos species are close to Hypsipetes (which might warrant merging into Ixos), while others – including the streaked bulbul – are closer to Hemixos. But the affiliations of I. virescens remain to be restudied, and it is not clear to which group it belongs.[2]

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ixos malaccensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Gregory (2000), Moyle & Marks (2006)
  3. ^ BLI (2008)

References[edit]

  • Gregory, Steven M. (2000): Nomenclature of the Hypsipetes Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae). Forktail 16: 164-166. PDF fulltext
  • Moyle, Robert G. & Marks, Ben D. (2006): Phylogenetic relationships of the bulbuls (Aves: Pycnonotidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 40(3): 687-695. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.04.015 (HTML abstract)