Striated bulbul

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Striated bulbul
Striated Bulbul West Sikkim Khangchendzonga National Park West Sikkim India 18.02.2016.jpg
Species from Khangchendzonga National Park, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
Species: P. striatus
Binomial name
Pycnonotus striatus
(Blyth, 1842)
Pycnonotus striatus distribution map.png
  • Alcurus nipalensis
  • Alcurus striatus
  • Criniger striatus
  • Tricophorus striatus

The striated bulbul (Pycnonotus striatus) is a species of songbird in the family Pycnonotidae.

It is found from the eastern Himalayas to northern Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Striated Bulbul (Pycnonotus striatus) at Thai/Myanmar Border. Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park, Chiang Mai Thailand. Tallest point 2,285 metres above sea level.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The striated bulbul was originally described in the genus Tricophorus (a synonym for Criniger). Alternate names for the striated bulbul include the striated green bulbul and striped bulbul.


Three subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • P. s. striatus - (Blyth, 1842): Found in the eastern Himalayas, north-eastern India, southern China and western Myanmar
  • P. s. arctus - Ripley, 1948: Found in the Mishmi Hills (north-eastern India)
  • P. s. paulus - Bangs & Phillips, JC, 1914: Found in eastern Myanmar, southern China and northern Indochina


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Pycnonotus striatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-03-12.