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Species of Thailand

Scaly-breasted bulbul

Ixidea squamatus

Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1828

In Thai: นกปรอดอกลายเกล็ด

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.


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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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Ixidea squamatus

Common names

  • Thai: นกปรอดอกลายเกล็ด

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BirdLife)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (ONEP)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BCST)


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Scaly-breasted bulbul

Range Map

Distribution map of Scaly-breasted bulbul, Ixidea squamatus in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Nan National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khlong Nakha Wildlife Sanctuary
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Ixidea squamatus in Thailand