Jerdon's babbler once thought extinct is rediscovered

March 6, 2015 11:27 AM

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Jerdon's babbler once thought extinct is rediscovered

A scientific team from WCS, Myanmar's Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division – MOECAF, and National University of Singapore (NUS) has rediscovered a bird previously thought to be extinct.

Jerdon's babbler (Chrysomma altirostre) had not been seen in Myanmar since July 1941, where it was last found in grasslands near the town of Myitkyo, Bago Region near the Sittaung River.

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