Recently described new species for the family Asian Frogmouths

Fred Ruhe kindly drew my attention to this species.  But the information on the right is currently all I know about it.

At the same time, the validity of this species has been questioned already, as the description of a single specimen seems not to completely rule out the syntopic chaseni race of Javan Frogmouth, which is indeed slightly smaller than nominate javensis.

Pygmy Frogmouth     Batrachostomus pygmaeus
sw Philippines: Busuanga Island, Palawan
insert after: Batrachostomus harterti ?
P.L. Alviola III,
A new species of frogmouth (Podargidae, Caprimulgiformes) from Busuanga Island, Palawan, Philippines
Asia Life Sciences 6, 1-2 (1997): 51-55

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