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Golden Bulbul Thapsinillas affinis platenae  
Golden Bulbul
Photographer : © Hanom Bashari
Location :Sahendaruman Mountains, Sangihe, Indonesia
Date : 18 March 2015
English synonyms:Seram Golden Bulbul (affinis), Northern Golden Bulbul (longirostris), Buru Golden Bulbul (mystacalis), Moluccan Bulbul
Bird Family :Pycnonotidae - Asian Bulbuls, Finchbills & Malia
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :There was a pair at the time, but we donít know if this is the male or female in the picture. - HB
Taxonomic Notes :Species endemic to Indonesia.

Preliminary comparisons of sound-recordings made during various visits to northern Wallacea suggest that T. longirostris might comprise several species, given consistent differences in their plumage and vocals. - FER
Ref: Rheindt, F.E. (2010): New biogeographic records for the avifauna of Taliabu (Sula Islands, Indonesia), with the preliminary documentation of two previously undiscovered taxa. Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl. 130 (1): 33-51

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