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15 new species of birds Found in the Amazon

From 2000-2009, scientists described on average 7 new bird species worldwide every year. Discovering a new bird is one of the least common of any species group, given that birds are highly visible, mobile, and have been scrutinized for centuries by passionate ornithologists and birders. But scientists working in the southern Amazon have recorded an incredible 15 new species of ... Read More »

New Species Of Ground-Warbler Bird Found In The Philippines

A ground-warbler from the Philippines is the 23 species of bird described in 2013. The species, named Robsonius thompsoni, is described in the August issue of the journal The Condor. It was found after researchers from the University of Kansas, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, the University of the Philippines Los Baños, and the Philippine National Museum distinguished it ... Read More »

New Bird Species Discovered In Cambodia’s Largest City

A previously unknown species of bird was found hiding in plain sight after researchers filmed what was thought to be a  commonly found species at a construction site on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capitol and largest city. Further analysis revealed the species to be distinct. Known as the Cambodian tailorbird (Orthotomus chaktomuk), the new bird is one of ... Read More »