Striated Bulbul (Pycnonotus striatus) - HBW 10, p. 170
French: Bulbul strié
Spanish: Bulbul Estriado
Other common names: Striated Green Bulbul
Taxonomy: Tricophorus striatus Blyth, 1842, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.
Genus as currently constituted probably polyphyletic; in-depth analysis of morphology, voice, behaviour and genetics required to redefine its limits. This aberrant species perhaps merits placement, along with P. leucogrammicus, in a separate genus, Alcurus. Validity of race paulus dubious, as features seem to fall within range of variation of nominate; further investigation required. Putative race arctus (NE India) lacks constant differences and is merged with nominate. Two subspecies provisionally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- striatus (Blyth, 1842) - Himalayas in C Nepal, Bhutan and NE India (Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, NE Arunachal Pradesh, hills of Meghalaya, Assam and Nagaland S to Mizoram).
- paulus (Bangs & J. C. Phillips, 1914) - much of Myanmar (S to N Tenasserim), S China (Yunnan S of Likiang Range), mountains of W & N Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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A bird perched in the top of a tree. Locality Doi Lang, North Western Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 10 December 2010 2 years ago 14 sec 3.9
side view perched Locality Doi Ang Khang, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp paulus)
Martin Kennewell 18 February 2012 1 year ago 28 sec 3.8
In a flock Locality Doi Lang, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp paulus)
Daniêl Jimenez 9 December 2010 2 years ago 19 sec 3.6
A bird perched and flying off at the end Locality Lingmethang (Limithang) Road, Mongar District, Bhutan (ssp striatus)
Christian Boix Hinzen 12 April 2008 5 years ago 40 sec 3.5
in the sunshine Locality Doi Lang, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp paulus)
Daniêl Jimenez 8 December 2010 2 years ago 7 sec 3.2
A bird in a tree, calling Locality Doi Ang Khang, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp paulus)
Josep del Hoyo 2 November 2004 6 years ago 41 sec 3.1
Perched on a tree limb
Locality Samdrup Jongkhar District, Bhutan
Lee Hunter 20 April 2013 30 weeks ago 4
A bird on a branch...
Locality Lava, Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India
Soumyadeep Chatterjee 97 21 May 2012 1 year ago 3.8
A bird perched on top of a branch.
Locality Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India (ssp striatus)
James Eaton 1 April 2008 43 weeks ago 3.3
A bird perched on a topmost twig
Locality Doi Ang Khang, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp paulus)
Ian Fulton 13 March 2007 3 years ago 3
A bird perched
Locality Lingmethang (Limithang) Road, Mongar District, Bhutan (ssp striatus)
Arthur Grosset 7 April 2008 4 years ago 3
A lateral view.
Locality Trashigang District, Bhutan (ssp striatus)
Ken Havard 26 April 2011 1 year ago 2.9