An International Group of Researchers verified the discovery of an entirely new bird specie. The bird was first spotted nearly 15 years ago in the island of Indonesia.
It is pretty rare to find such kind of bird even in the island of Indonesia. Hence, researchers took such a long time to identify the new species of bird.
Two years ago, scientists got hold of two specimen from the Central Sulawesi. The team spent nearly 3-4 weeks in the forests of Indonesia to catch the bird. Afterwards, scientists closely examined each and every aspect of the specie.
Later on, experts realized that the bird is pretty similar to another specie known as Gray Streaked Flycatcher. Therefore, researchers gave it a name similar to Gray Streaked Flycatcher. They called the new specie Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher.
The body structure, genetics of the bird makes it distinct from the rest of the bird. It has a mottled throat and short wings that are quite difficult to find in other birds. Generally, the bird survive in an area that is full of cocoa plantation. Fortunately, the specie is safe from the dangers of annihilation.
J.Berton, a postdoctoral fellow of Princeton University expressed that scientists believe that they have identified nearly 98 percent birds of the world. Therefore, the new discovery is pretty astonishing for the researchers. Generally, the avian hotspot is considered pretty significant in terms of researcher. Thus Far, ornithologists merely studied a small part of that region.
The experts from Princeton University collaborated with researchers of Michigan State University for this particular study. They printed the report in the latest edition of Journal PLOS One.