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).
A description of the new species is published in the July issue of the Oriental Bird Club's journal Forktail
They describe the find in the Oriental Bird Club 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.
Last week's temperatures at Anacapa Island were 58 to 59; that's considered marginal for these sleek swimmers in the jack family, alternatively called mossbacks - for the greenish hue on their topsides - and forktails
- for, you guessed it, their distinctive tails.
Sea lions had been spotted by people fishing for yellowtail on live squid in 185 feet of water, but when a brown shadow began chasing a pair of forktails
hooked up in the 30-pound range, those on the deck began to question the pursuer.
That total may have been eclipsed by last year's bumper crop of forktails
, though confirmation was not immediately available.