The smoky honeyeater is the first new bird species to be discovered on the island of New Guinea since 1939.
Scientists discovered the bird on a recent expedition to the Foja Mountains of Indonesia, on the island of New Guinea.
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DID YOU KNOW?
- The entire Foja Mountain range encompasses nearly 2.5 million acres.
- On his first visit in 2005, Bruce Beehler found more than 40 species of plants and animals new to science.
- The scientists identified more than 20 new species of frogs, including one approximately a half an inch long!
- For more on the Foja Mountains, click here.