Ixos malaccensis, Streaked Bulbul, Brinji Bergaris

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Indonesia Bird with 0 Comments

Ixos malaccensis, Streaked Bulbul, Brinji Bergaris

The Streaked Bulbul (Ixos malaccensis) is a songbird species in the bulbul family (Pycnonotidae). Depending on whether it is or isn’t a particularly close relative of the type species of the genus Ixos, the Sunda Bulbul or Green-winged Bulbul (Ixos virescens), it might belong in a new genus.

What is presently known is that some Ixos species are close to Hypsipetes (which might warrant merging into Ixos), while others ? including the Streaked Bulbul ? are closer to Hemixos. But the affiliations of I. virescens remain to be restudied, and it is not clear to which group it belongs.Ixos-malaccensis

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

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