Cart
0

Wallace's Line: Where Two Bird Worlds Collide

An introduction to the remarkable geographic feature that divides the birds of Asia and Australia

Episode:
46
Date:
February 18, 2022
Categories:

Listen to the Episode

Wallace's Line: Where Two Bird Worlds Collide

Summary

This episode—which is Number 46—is about  a special place in the Malay Archipelago where two bird worlds collide. This region lies between Southeast Asia and Australia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. And it’s crowded with about 25,000 islands, of all sizes.

Specifically, we’ll be looking at a geographic feature called Wallace’s Line. More generally, today’s episode will touch on the topic of biogeography.

~~ Leave me a review using Podchaser ~~

Attributions

  • Red Bird-of-Paradise sounds (Xeno Canto recordings XC409467)
  • Crested White-eye sounds (Xeno Canto recordings XC410480)
  • Flores Monarch sounds (Xeno Canto recordings XC410483)
  • Scaly-crowned Honeyeater sounds (Xeno Canto recordings XC410389)

This work by Ivan Phillipsen is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

JOIN THE FLOCK

Get updates about new podcast episodes, articles, and other bird-related goodies!

Thank you! Please check your email to complete the last step.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.