Expanding Your World List

In case you have not heard, a new bird has been discovered in India--just goes to show, there are still great birds to be found and by amateurs no less. Hmmm, wonder if there will be blogs started about how this is a hoax?

An amateur bird-watcher has found the first new bird species to be discovered in India in over 50 years.

The strikingly colored species was identified from feathers and photos taken in remote forests in the northeast part of the country.

No specimen was taken, because "we thought the bird was just too rare for one to be killed," said Ramana Athreya, the bird's discoverer, in a statement.

Named Bugun liocichla, the small bird is described as a type of babbler, a diverse family of birds that usually live in tropical forests.

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