05 Jan '18, 2pm

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A new bird species from Indonesia has been described by a group of scientists after it was first observed in 1990, a paper said. The bird, which belongs to the honeyeater family, has been named after Indonesia’s first lady, Iriana Joko Widodo, as a way to promote the protection of the species. The researchers said the newly described species’ population was primarily threatened by deforestation to clear land for residential and agricultural use. Scientists have described a new species of bird found only on the island of Rote in eastern Indonesia — but already the population of the honey-eating fowl is threatened by habitat loss as a result of rapid deforestation. The discovery of Myzomela irianawidodoae — named after Indonesia’s first lady, Iriana Joko Widodo — involved a series of separate field studies between 1990 and 2015 by different groups of researchers, according t...

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