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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, flavicaudus), Northern Golden Bulbul (longirostris, aureus, platenae, chloris, lucasi), Southern Golden Bulbul (affinis, flavicaudus, mysticalis), Buru Golden Bulbul (mystacalis), Moluccan Bulbul, Togian Golden Bulbul (aureus), Sangihe Golden Bulbul (platenae), Halmahera Golden Bulbul (chloris), Obi Golden Bulbul (lucasi), Sula Golden Bulbul (longirostris), Banggai Golden Bulbul (harterti)
Bird Family :Pycnonotidae - Asian Bulbuls, Finchbills & Malia
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
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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