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Jerdon's Babbler rediscovered in Myanmar after 74 year absence! (1 Viewer)

Chris Gooddie

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The little known Jerdon’s Babbler Chrysomma altirostre was first found by T. C. Jerdon in Myanmar in January 1862. There were then few records until the bird disappeared from the region altogether in 1941.

Now however, a new paper has been published by Frank Rheindt, Robert Tizard, Nile Pwint and Naing Lin documenting the species' rediscovery in Myanmar. Furthermore, the paper notes that given the isolated nature of this population, it is entirely possible that this will prove to be a species-level taxon distinct from the populations further west.

The full paper can be read here: http://bit.ly/1EQ3Xwi
 
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