Wetar Figbird (Sphecotheres hypoleucus) - HBW 13, p. 715
Sphécothère de Wetar
de la Wetar
hypoleucus Finsch, 1898, Wetar Island, Indonesia.
Original description of genus included two different spellings, “Sphecotheres” and “Sphecotera”; former selected by first reviser as the valid name for this genus. Has sometimes been considered conspecific with S. viridis and S. vieilloti, even though present species is rather distinctive; further research, including molecular-genetic analyses, is required. Monotypic.
Distribution: Wetar I, in Lesser Sundas.
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A pair in a tree, the female flying away. Locality Wetar, Lesser Sundas (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 25 October 2011 3 years ago 14 sec 3.8
A male in a tree, showing its white underparts, finally flying away. Locality Wetar, Lesser Sundas (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 25 October 2011 3 years ago 36 sec 3.5
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