Togian White eye discovered in 2008

Togian White-eye Zosterops somadikartai ENDANGERED This new species is most similar to the Black-crowned White-eye (Zosterops atrifrons) but lacks the white eye ring which is narrow but conspicuous even in juvenile Black-crowned White-eyes. The Togian White-eye has a less extensive black cap, clearer yellow throat, distinct pale base to the bill and reddish (brown in […]

Rubeho Forest partridge discovered in 2003

Rubeho Forest-partridge Xenoperdix Obscurata ENDANGERED The Udzungwa forest partridge, Xenoperdix udzungwensis, is one of Africa’s rarest birds, considered threatened (“Vulnerable”, see BirdLife International, 2000) because of its very small range. The species is known from only three forests within the Udzungwa and Rubeho Highlands of the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania. Xenoperdix obscurata is a […]