A ‘bonanza’ of new bird species was found on remote Indonesian islands

Discovering 10 new songbird species and subspecies at once is extremely rare in the 21st century


On a remote cluster of Indonesian islands, researchers discovered 10 new songbird species and subspecies, including this yellow-breasted Togian jungle-flycatcher (Cyornis omissus omississimus) on the Togian islands of Togean and Batudaka.

James Eaton/Birdtour Asia

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