Hey there, bright eyes

Indonesia’s bird species count increases by two.

The eyes have it: the two new Indonesian bird species.

Nicola Marples and David Kelly

Zoologists have discovered two gorgeous previously unknown bird species in the Wakatobi Archipelago of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

The tongue-twisting Wakatobi white-eye and the Wangi-wangi white-eye are formally described in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Both species belong to the genus Zosterops. The Wakatobi white-eye has previously been considered a variant of another bird, but scientists led by Nicola Marples of Trinity College Dublin, in Ireland, argue that it should be classed as a species in its own right. The Wangi-wangi white-eye is completely new to science.

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  1. https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz022/5477306?redirectedFrom=fulltext
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