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Wakatobi Flowerpecker Dicaeum kuehni   - Adult female
Wakatobi Flowerpecker
Photographer : © Dave Kelly
Location :Kaledupa, Wakatobi (Tukangbesi) Archipelago, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia
Date : 21 July 2010
English synonyms:Grey-sided Flowerpecker, Tukangbesi Flowerpecker
Bird Family :Dicaeidae - Flowerpeckers & Mistletoebird
Red Data Status :Not Evaluated
Remarks :These images were taken during a mist-netting programme in SE Sulawesi. This programme was designed to study the biogeographical variation of the birds of the region, and was part of an Operation Wallacea project. - DK
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to the Wakatobi Islands south of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

Separated from Grey-sided Flowerpecker Dicaeum celebicum following:
Kelly, S.B.A., Kelly, D.J., Cooper, N., Bahrun, A., Analuddin, K., et al. (2014) Molecular and Phenotypic Data Support the Recognition of the Wakatobi Flowerpecker Dicaeum kuehni from the Unique and Understudied Sulawesi Region. PLoS ONE 9(6): e98694. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098694

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