Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Near Threatened

Streaked Bulbul (Ixos malaccensis)


French: Bulbul malais German: Strichelbrustbülbül Spanish: Bulbul malayo

H[ypsipetes]. malaccensis


, 1845,

Melaka, Peninsular Malaysia




S Myanmar (Tenasserim S from 12°30’ S), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Riau and Lingga Archipelagos, Sumatra, Bangka and Borneo.

Descriptive notes

23 cm; 34–41 g. Medium-large, slender, streaky bulbul with rather long and slender bill. Has lores smoky grey, ear-coverts, supercilium and postocular region greyish-... read more


Often noisy. Song a simple, short, rather high-pitched, slightly descending ditty, “chiri-chiri-chu... read more


Mature broadleaf evergreen forest and tall secondary forest; sometimes encountered at forest edges... read more

Food and feeding

Fruit and insects. Many figs taken, including riverside banyans, Ficus sumatrana and three (F. virens, F.... read more


Apr–May, probably also Jun–Jul. In Myanmar, nest reported as a neat cup of moss and bamboo leaves, with lichen and cobwebs... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Fairly common to common throughout most of range. Lowland primary forest in Sundaic region is being cleared at... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2019). Streaked Bulbul (Ixos malaccensis). 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).