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Golden Bulbul Thapsinillas affinis affinis  
Golden Bulbul
Photographer : © Michael K Poulsen
Location :Sawai, Seram, Moluccas, Indonesia
Date : 1 February 2012
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
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :On the ZMUC/LIPI 2012 expedition to Seram.
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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