10 New Bird Species and Subspecies Discovered on Indonesian Islands

Article Link: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/611861/new-bird-species-discovered-indonesia

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

As many as 18,000 new species are discovered each year, very few of which are birds. Birds as a group are highly studied, and only 161 new bird species were identified between 1990 and 2019. So when 10 new species and subspecies of songbirds were recently found on a remote trio of islands in Indonesia, it showed that there’s a lot more to learn about the ancient class of animals.