After scientists replay the call of a bird last seen in 1941, it appears

March 7, 2015 5:39 PM

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Good news courtesy of the Wildlife Conservation Society: An apparently "extinct" bird last seen in Burma almost 75 years ago has flown back into view. The Jerdon's babbler, or Chrysomma altirostre, initially discovered in 1862, was spotted in grasslands near the town of Myitkyo in July 1941 but seemingly disappeared as people and farms invaded its habitat.

Last May, however, a team of scientists studying other birds at an abandoned agricultural station near Udo heard the bird's call, National Geographic reports. They recorded it and replayed the sound, which brought a "magnificent adult Jerdon's Babbler" within sight amid patches of tall grass, the sc...

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