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New Colourful Species of Bird Discovered

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 11:39 AM

A new species of bird has been discovered in Indonesia and has been dubbed the Wakatobi Flowerpecker.

Zoologists from Trinity College Dublin, describing their finding in the journal PLOS One, said the colourful bird from the Wakatobi Islands should be recognised as a unique species.

https://uk.news.yaho...62.html#IZ5yyuH

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:06 PM

8-) Red-breasted bird.
Before my seeing a rose-breasted grosbeak,
I thought the above color descriptions interchangeable.
The so-named grosbeak, however, has what looks
like a rose with a red stem.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:17 PM

It's a cute little species though.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:16 PM

Aw, beautiful little bird!  However, that name...


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:30 PM

It is a very lovely little creature.  Sometimes I wish these new species would never be discovered.  People are so destructive.  Even if humans love something, we can pester it to death with our infatuation or "scientific" curiosity.


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:32 PM

i believe that sulawesi or papua have many new species waiting to found. eastern side of my country have many deep forest.


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 09:01 PM

a U.F.B!


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:30 AM

Nice to see an article about the discovery of a new species, seeing as most articles (often rightly) only tend to focus on those that mankind has destroyed....

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:05 AM

Flower-pecker. Now there's a name to instill fear.





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