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Scaly-breasted bulbul

Binomial name: Pycnonotus squamatus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1828

The scaly-breasted bulbul (Ixodia squamata) 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

The scaly-breasted bulbul was originally described in the genus Ixos and later moved to Pycnonotus. Pycnonotus was found to be polyphyletic in recent molecular phylogenetic studies and three bulbul species, including the scaly-breasted bulbul, moved to Ixodia. Some authorities use Ixidia for the genus name because Ixodia was thought to be preoccupied.

Subspecies

Three subspecies are recognized:

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

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Pycnonotidae
Genus
Pycnonotus
Species
Pycnonotus squamatus

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Scaly-breasted bulbul, Pycnonotus squamatus in Thailand
Range map of Pycnonotus squamatus in Thailand