- March 20, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject : Environment
Context : It has come to light that some specimens of the regent honeyeater (Anthochaeraphrygia), have been singing songs which ecologist Ross Crates — who observed the phenomenon — described as “weird”.
- The regent honeyeater (Anthochaeraphrygia) is a critically endangered bird endemic to southeastern Australia.
- It is commonly considered a flagship species within its range, with the efforts going into its conservation having positive effects on many other species that share its habitat.
- Recent genetic research suggests it is closely related to the wattlebirds.
- A flagship species is a species selected to act as an ambassador, icon or symbol for a defined habitat, issue, campaign or environmental cause.
- Flagship species are species that have the ability to capture the imagination of the public and induce people to support conservation action and/or to donate funds.
- These are popular, charismatic species that serve as symbols and rallying points to stimulate conservation awareness and action.