Northern golden bulbul

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Northern golden bulbul
Thapsinillas longirostris aureus 1898.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Thapsinillas
Species: T. longirostris
Binomial name
Thapsinillas longirostris
(Wallace, 1863)
Synonyms
  • Criniger longirostris
  • Alophoixus longirostris

The northern golden bulbul (Thapsinillas longirostris) is a species of songbird in the family Pycnonotidae. It is endemic to Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

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

Subspecies[edit]

Six subspecies are currently recognized:[2]

  • Sangihe golden bulbul (T. l. platenae) - (Blasius, W, 1888): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Criniger and also by some authorities in the genera Alophoixus and Thapsinillas. Found on the Sangihe Islands
  • Togian golden bulbul (T. l. aurea) - (Walden, 1872): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Criniger and also by some authorities in the genera Alophoixus and Thapsinillas. Found on the Togian Islands
  • Banggai golden bulbul (T. l. harterti) - (Stresemann, 1912): Classified as a separate species by some authorities. Found on the Banggai Islands
  • T. l. longirostris - (Wallace, 1863): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Criniger. Found on the Sula Islands
  • Halmahera golden bulbul (T. l. chloris) - (Finsch, 1867): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Criniger and also by some authorities in the genera Alophoixus and Thapsinillas. Found on Morotai, Halmahera and the Bacan Islands
  • Obi golden bulbul (T. l. lucasi) - (Hartert, 1903): Classified as a separate species by some authorities in the genera Alophoixus and Thapsinillas. Found on the Obi Islands

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Thapsinillas longirostris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Bulbuls". World Bird List Version 7.3. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  • 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.