Seram golden bulbul

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Seram golden bulbul
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Thapsinillas
Species: T. affinis
Binomial name
Thapsinillas affinis
(Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)
  • Alophoixus affinis
  • Criniger affinis
  • Hypsipetes affinis
  • Ixos affinis

The Seram golden bulbul (Thapsinillas affinis) is a species of songbird in the family Pycnonotidae. It is endemic to the Moluccas. Until recently, it was considered conspecific with the northern golden bulbul and the Buru golden bulbul. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The Seram golden bulbul was originally classified in the genus Criniger, and has also been classified in the genera Hypsipetes, Ixos, and Alophoixus. Alternate names for the Seram golden bulbul include the golden bulbul and Moluccan bulbul.


Two subspecies are currently recognized:[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Thapsinillas affinis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T103838632A94361899. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103838632A94361899.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Bulbuls". World Bird List Version 7.3. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Thapsinillas affinis flavicaudus (Ambon Golden Bulbul) - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  • 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.