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Photo by James Eaton
Eaglenest WS, Arunachal Pradesh, India. April 2008
Pycnonotus striatus


21–23 cm (8¼-9 in)

  • Greenish-brown cheeks and crown
  • Long crest
  • Streaks over most of body


Subspecies paulus
Photo by robby thai
Doi Ang Khang, Thailand, December 2017

Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal
South Asia: India, Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • P. s. striatus:
Himalayas of Nepal to south-western China, Assam and western Myanmar
  • P. s. arctus:
  • North East Assam (Mishmi Hills)
  • P. s. paulus:


A variety of forest types, from broad-leafed evergreen, sem-deciduous montane and moist oak-rhododendron forests.



Their diet consists of berries and a lot of insects.


Their nest is a well constructed cup, made from fine twigs. There is little more information available.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)

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