Endemic Animals of Lesser Sunda Is.








Flores hawk-eagle
Flores hawk-eagle
The Flores hawk-eagle is a large raptor in the family Accipitridae. It is an endemic species to the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. A member of the genus Nisaetus, it was considered as a subspecies of and conspecific with the changeable hawk-eagle but genetic studies have evidenced it as a legitimate species. A forest dwelling predator, this species is classified as Critically Endangered due to habitat loss and persecution.
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Flores hawk-eagle
Sumba hornbill
Sumba hornbill
The Sumba hornbill is a large bird in the Bucerotidae, or hornbill family. The scientific name commemorates British colonial administrator and zoological collector Alfred Hart Everett.
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Sumba hornbill
Wetar figbird
Wetar figbird
The Wetar figbird is a species of bird in the family Oriolidae. It is endemic to forest, woodland and scrub on the Indonesian island of Wetar. The Wetar figbird remains poorly known, and although threatened by habitat loss, recent population estimates are greater than originally estimated, resulting in it being now listed as Least Concern by BirdLife International and the IUCN. The Wetar figbird resembles the better known Australasian figbird, ...
but is much smaller and the male has entirely white underparts. Formerly, it has been considered a subspecies of the green figbird, but they are now classified as two separate species.
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Wetar figbird
Crimson-hooded myzomela
Crimson-hooded myzomela
The Wetar myzomela or crimson-hooded myzomela is a species of bird in the family Meliphagidae. It is endemic to Wetar.
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Crimson-hooded myzomela
Black-necklaced honeyeater
Black-necklaced honeyeater
The black-necklaced honeyeater or black-chested honeyeater is a species of bird in the family Meliphagidae. It is endemic to Wetar.
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Black-necklaced honeyeater
Papurana florensis
Papurana florensis
Papurana florensis is a species of true frog. It is native to the islands of Lombok, Sumbawa, and Flores in Indonesia. Common names Floresian frog and Flores frog have been coined for it.
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Papurana florensis
Oreophryne rookmaakeri
Oreophryne rookmaakeri
Oreophryne rookmaakeri is a species of frog in the family Microhylidae. It is endemic to the island of Flores, Indonesia. The specific name rookmaakeri honours Hendrik Roelof Rookmaaker, a Dutch colonial administrator who was resident on Flores. Common name Flores cross frog has been coined for this species.
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Oreophryne rookmaakeri