New species of bird found in Indonesia

Zoologists from Trinity College Dublin have discovered a currently unrecognised bird species in a biodiversity hotspot in Indonesia.

The bird, which has been named the Wakatobi flowerpecker (Dicaeum kuehni), is found only on one small chain of islands in south-east Sulawesi.

Despite looking similar to the grey-sided flowerpecker (Dicaeum celebicum) from mainland Sulawesi, Wakatobi flowerpeckers are significantly larger and genetically distinct.

Read more… Wildlife Extra News – New species of bird found in Indonesia.