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Stripe-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus finlaysoni
|Date||22 Apr 2022|
|Location||Upper Seletar Reservoir Park|
|Date added||02 Mar 2023|
|The sighting was first made public after 10 months, in March 2023. As of 16 April 2023, no further details, descriptions or photographs are available on any public site besides those presented in the NSSBGRC report for 2023. This record was also omitted in the official 2022 January to June report written by the same group.
The information provided below relates to the original vote in April 2023. A full summary with more details is available here.
Three RC members voted that the bird was likely to be an escapee, two that it was likely to be a wild bird, and one that the bird was possibly a wild bird. The summarised justifications for these votes are as follows.
For the bird likely being a wandering individual from the Peninsula, just like the other non-breeding visitor bulbuls Singapore gets:
For the bird likely being an escapee:
|Vote results||For: 8
Escapee: 4, Wild: 3, Limbo: 1
|Verdict||Accepted / Limbo (Verifiable)|
|Date revised||Changes made|
|03 May 2023||This vote was reopened as 50% of the committee voted to do so. The details of the original vote are given above.|
|03 May 2023||Made screenshot publicly viewable|