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Conservationists recognised in splitting of Philippine Hawk-owl complex

Fri, 07/09/2012 - 10:24

A new paper co-authored by BirdLife proposes that the hawk-owls of the Philippines form a complex of seven species from different islands and island groups, including two that have not previously been described at any taxonomic level. These two undescribed species have been given scientific names honouring two conservationists and long-term supporters of BirdLife International.

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BirdLife’s History in Objects, #8: The Compass

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 10:25

If a bird calls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it really exist? Cebu Flowerpecker, although Critically Endangered, is a lucky bird. It is also a successful reminder to never give up hope for a species. There is a lot of wonderful forest left to explore if we go off the beaten track. Read on to discover why this species almost succumbed to the same error as Shakespeare’s Romeo...

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