Scientists confirm new bird species in Indonesia

November 25, 2014 7:28 PM

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Scientists confirm new bird species in Indonesia

"At this point, the species is not at risk for extinction," Pam Rasmussen said. "However, this could change if agriculture intensifies in this region."

In a new paper, researchers from Michigan State University, Princeton University and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences describe the Sulawesi streaked flycatcher (Muscicapa sodhii) as characterized by its short wings and tail, a sharply hooking beak, as well as a mottled throat.

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