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Palm cockatoo

Palm cockatoo

November 16, 2008 | Comments (0)

Common name: Palm cockatoo Scientific name: Probosciger atterimus The Palm Cockatoo also known as the Goliath Cockatoo, is a large smoky-grey or black parrot of the cockatoo family and this species is unique in its kind. It is the only member in subfamily Microglossinae and monotypic genus Probosciger. The Palm Cockatoo is distributed in rainforests […]

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Lilac-breasted roller

Lilac-breasted roller

November 15, 2008 | Comments (0)

Common name: Lilac-breasted Roller Scientific name: Coracias caudataus The Lilac-breasted Roller is a member of the roller family of birds. It is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it […]

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Bugun Liocichla

Bugun Liocichla

November 13, 2008 | Comments (0)

Common name: Bugun Liocichla Scientific name: Liocichla bugunorum An amateur bird-watcher has found the first new bird species to be discovered in India in over 50 years. The strikingly colored species was identified from feathers and photos taken in remote forests in the northeast part of the country. First spotted in 1995, it was described […]

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Yariguies Brush Finch

Yariguies Brush Finch

November 13, 2008 | Comments (0)

Common name: Yariguies Brush Finch Scientific name: Atlapetes latinuchus yariguierum A brightly coloured bird was discovered on a remote mountain range in South America. The Yariguies Brush Finch has striking black, yellow and red plumage, and represents a new avian species. The bird, which has the Latin name Atlapetes latinuchus yariguierum, differs from its closest […]

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