Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Least Concern

Cream-striped Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogrammicus)


French: Bulbul rayé German: Strichelbülbül Spanish: Bulbul rayado

Ixos leucogrammicus

S. Müller

, 1836,



Aberrant species, sometimes placed in Alcurus#R. Monotypic.


Hill ranges of W Sumatra (Aceh S to Sumatra Selatan).

Descriptive notes

17–18 cm. Medium-small, streaky bulbul. Forehead and crown are dark greyish-brown finely streaked pale, feathers slightly elongated to form modest crest (often... read more


Said to have sharp and chirpy contact call; one vocalization is a steady trisyllable with first... read more


Evergreen forest, edges and second growth in mountains, at 800–1900 m. In N of range found in... read more

Food and feeding

Eats fruit, possibly also insects; stomachs of specimens from N Sumatra contained “fruitpeel, brown pips and a little pulp”.... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia EBA. Fairly common in mid-elevation forests; thought to be generally uncommon in... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2019). Cream-striped Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogrammicus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 7 December 2019).