Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher – New Bird Species found

November 25, 2014 7:28 PM

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In 2012, an international research team found a new bird species on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi – Sulawesi streaked flycatcher (under its Latin name, Muscicapa sodhii). This bird has been seen several times flying about in the island’s forests since 1997, but researchers took it for another type of bird, the gray-streaked flycatcher (Muscicapa griseisticta).

On Monday, the team published an article about the discovery in the PLOS ONE scientific journal, confirming the new bird’s status, of a completely different species. Muscicapa sodhii is very different from other flycatchers nesting on the Sulawesi Island in its feathers, wings, vocalization and DNA....

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