New bird species from Sulawesi, confirmed 15 years after first observation

Main report: New bird species confirmed 15 years after first observation
(Princeton University News)

Scientific Paper: PLoS ONE   
New Taxa: Muscicapa sodhii
Common Name: The Sulawesi streaked flycatcher
Categories: Birds | New Species

A team led by researchers from Princeton University, Michigan State University and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences has confirmed the discovery of a new bird species more than 15 years after the elusive animal was first seen on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

The Sulawesi streaked flycatcher (Muscicapa sodhii), whose discovery has just been confirmed 15 years after the first sighting in Indonesia, is distinguished by its mottled throat and short wings. (Photo by Martin Lindop)

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