Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 10, 2020

Trove of New Bird Species Found on Remote Indonesian Islands

The New York Times reports

Researchers found 10 new species and subspecies of songbirds off the coast of Sulawesi, with distinct songs and genetics from known birds.

Most of the 10 new birds discovered in Wallacea are related to species found elsewhere, but they sing somewhat different songs and have distinct genetics.

The new findings highlight the need to catalog and conserve biological diversity, said Jonathan Kennedy, an ornithologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Sheffield, who wrote a commentary that ran with the new study.

Read full story at Trove of New Bird Species Found on Remote Indonesian Islands – The New York Times


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