Streaked bulbul

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

The streaked bulbul (Ixos malaccensis), or green-backed bulbul, is a songbird species in the bulbul family (Pycnonotidae). It is found on the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.[2]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The current placement of the streaked bulbul in the genus Ixos is not fixed with any certainty. As the affiliations of the Sunda bulbul (the type species of the genus) remain to be re-studied, it is not yet clear if the streaked bulbul should instead be placed in the genus Hemixos or possibly placed in a new genus.[3] Both the alternate name 'green-backed bulbul' and the synonym Hypsipetes malaccensis are also shared with the eastern bearded greenbul. The name 'streaked bulbul' is also used as an alternate name for the Sunda bulbul.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Ixos malaccensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22713198A94364769. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22713198A94364769.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  2. ^ BLI (2008)
  3. ^ Gregory (2000), Moyle & Marks (2006)


  • Gregory, Steven M. (2000): Nomenclature of the Hypsipetes Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae). Forktail Vol. 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. Vol. 40 (3): 687-695. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.04.015 (HTML abstract)