New bird species discovered in Indonesia
March 14, 2008
A previously unknown species of bird has been discovered near a remote archipelago in Indonesia, reported a taxonomist writing in the March edition of The Wilson Journal of Ornithology.
Artist's rendering of the Togian white-eye. Courtesy of Agus Prijono
"What this discovery highlights is that in some parts of the world there are still virtually unexplored islands where few ornithologists have worked," Rasmussen was quoted as saying by Reuters. "The world still holds avian surprises for us."