Friday, May 27, 2011

NEW species for Tanzania - Nguru? Greenbul

Diversification across an altitudinal gradient in the Tiny Greenbul (Phyllastrephus debilis) from the Eastern Arc Mountains of Africa.

John Fjeldsaa and his team have made it again, and found a new species for Tanzania!
Read the exciting story of the Tiny Greenbul and the new (My suggestion (Nguru Greenbul) still unnamed?) greenbul from Nguru Mts. and W. Usambara Mts. The blue spots on the map shows where the new sp. occurs. This gives TZ at least 1130 species!!


Distribution of Phyllastrephus debilis; dots represent our sampling localities (blue: albigula; green, rabai; red, debilis). The painting depicts the typical plumage of P. d. albigula and P. d. rabai/debilis, respectively.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Uluguru Violet-backed Sunbird

fantastic image of an adult female from Tony Evans, note the lack of colour on the face and then check the fieldguides.......
Cropped - see original below.