Researchers Confirm New Bird Species in Indonesia

November 26, 2014 11:52 AM

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Researchers Confirm New Bird Species in Indonesia

A team of researchers took 15 years to confirm that the mottle-throated bird as first spotted in a thinning patch of forest on Indonesia's Sulawesi island. It was an attractive sight but a completely new species.

The team of researchers named the species after late ecologist and ornithologist Navjot Sodhi. There is possibility that the discovery may be all the more significant because the newly named Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher (Muscicapa sodhii) is uncommon, elusive. It was found in a forest that was being...

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