A study published in Forktail
(the Journal of Asian Ornithology) has identified 13 bird species and 14 subspecies that are at risk of global extinction due primarily to the bird trade.
After over-wintering beneath the ice--where some nymphs actively fed and grew, while others, and some eggs, were in diapause (dormancy) --the first species to typically emerge from the aquatic realm is the hardy but dainty damselfly, known as the eastern forktail
Described by an international team of researchers in the August Forktail
, Orthotomus chaktomuk takes its name from a Khmer word meaning "four faces," a reference to the rivers that converge to form an "X" shape at Phnom Penh.
The discovery of the bird, also known as Orthotomus chaktomuk, was announced in a special online edition of the Oriental Bird Club's journal Forktail
, the statement said.
The odonates that were most widely distributed, occurring in every habitat, include Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis), Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa), Common Whitetail (Libellula lydia), and Fragile Forktail
Costs of sexual interactions to females in Rambur's forktail
damselfly, Ischnura ramburi (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae).
Each patrician is associated with a forest animal or plant, like deer, forktail
, or civet, whose consumption clan members avoid.
They describe the find in the Oriental Bird Club journal, Forktail
A description of the new species is published in the July issue of the Oriental Bird Club's journal Forktail
2005) used mitochondrial DNA to study the relationships among populations of the White-crowned Forktail
(Enicurus leschenaulti) in Borneo.
He and colleagues found the birds, the bald-headed bulbuls (right), in the rugged limestone belt of central Laos and named it Pycnonotus hualon in the July Forktail
Hook-billed Bulbul Setornis criniger Buff-vented Bulbul Hypsipetes charlottae ((9) Hairy-backed Bulbul Hypsipetes criniger (10) Common Streaked Bulbul Hypsipetes malaccensis (11) Common Iora Aeglihina tiphia Green Iora Aegithina viridissima Greater Green Leatbird Chloropsis sonnerati Lesser Green Leafbird Chloropsis cyanopogon Asian Fairy Bluebird Irena puella Tiger Shrike Lanius tigrinus Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus Bornean Btistlehead Pityriasis gymnocephala Oriental Magpie-robin Copsychus saularis White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus Rufous-tailed Shama Copsychus pyrropygus Cheatnut-naped Forktail
Enicurus ruficapillus White-crowned Forktail
Enicurus leschenaulti Chats Saxicola spp.