Wednesday, September 11, 2013

15 New Species of Birds Documented!

Herpsilochmus stotzi.
(Credit: photo by Fabio Schunck)

The Raptor Center is always excited about research with birds!  An international team of researchers recently published 15 species of birds previously unknown to science, found in and around the Amazon.  Here’s the neat part - most of the new species were discovered by detecting differences in their songs and calls in the field.  Not since 1871 have so many new species of birds been introduced under a single cover. (Note: Amazonia is home to far more species of birds – approximately 1,300 – and more species per unit area, than any other biome.)

Science Daily article here; release from LSU here.

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