Buru golden bulbul

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Buru golden bulbul
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Thapsinillas
Species: T. mysticalis
Binomial name
Thapsinillas mysticalis
(Wallace, 1863)
  • Alophoixus affinis mystacalis
  • Alophoixus affinis mysticalis
  • Alophoixus mystacalis
  • Criniger mystacalis
  • Hypsipetes affinis mystacalis
  • Hypsipetes affinis mysticalis
  • Ixos affinis mystacalis
  • Ixos affinis mysticalis
  • Thapsinillas affinis mystacalis
  • Thapsinillas affinis mysticalis
  • Thapsinillas mystacalis

The Buru golden bulbul (Thapsinillas mysticalis) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family. It is endemic to Buru Island. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The Buru golden bulbul was originally classified in the genus Criniger, and has also been classified in the genus Alophoixus. Until recently, it was considered conspecific with the Seram golden bulbul and the northern golden bulbul.


  • Rheindt, F.E., and R.O. Hutchinson. 2007. A photoshot odyssey through the confused avian taxonomy of Seram and Buru (southern Moluccas). BirdingASIA 7: 18-38.