Jerdon's babbler, thought to be extinct, rediscovered

March 6, 2015 5:54 PM

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Jerdon's babbler, thought to be extinct, rediscovered

But the bird, long thought to be extinct, has been spotted once again in the grasslands of Myanmar -- its existence confirmed by a team of researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society. The scientists heard the bird's unique call while conducting research near an abandoned agricultural research station in Myanmar.

As its name hints, the babbler's call is a long, weak warble featuring as many seven notes. After hearing the call, researchers spent two days exploring the surrounding habitat and found the species at several other locations.

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