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Jakarta Post

PAMELA C. RASMUSSEN: Charmed by the birds of Flores

  • Markus Makur

    The Jakarta Post

Flores   /   Mon, August 27 2012   /  05:30 am

Dr. Pamela C. Rasmussen has studied various species of birds for decades, including the endemic birds of Indonesia.

The US bird researcher has observed birds in over 40 countries, and is currently focusing her research on the birds of the Lesser Sunda islands.

The lecturer of ornithology in the School of Zoology at Michigan State University (MSU) is interested in observing and recording the sounds of endemic birds in Timor, Sumba and Flores in East Nusa Tenggara.

Rasmussen’s current research in Flores was prompted by the numerous endemic birds of the region, as she revealed to The Jakarta Post amid her observations around Lake Ranamese in Borong district, East Manggarai regency in Flores, recently.

Born in Michigan on Oct. 16, 1958, Rasmussen has spent most of her life studying the unique sounds of birds throughout the globe. Before her research in the weste...