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Photo © by James Eaton
Buru, Indonesia, 23 October 2012

Alternative name: Buru Golden-Bulbul

Hypsipetes mysticalis

Thapsinillas mysticalis; Alophoixus mysticalis



Endemic to Buru, Southern Moluccas, Indonesia.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Formerly included in Golden Bulbul together with Northern Golden Bulbul and Seram Golden Bulbul.
Clements places this species in the genus Alophoixus[1], Howard and Moore formerly in Hypsipetes.




  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2022. IOC World Bird List (v 12.1 DRAFT). Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.12.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/

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