Monday, January 25, 2016

New bird - Himalayan forest thrush - discovered in India

A new species of forest thrush has been discovered in a remote region of northeastern India, making it only the fourth new bird discovered in the country since independence in 1947.

The bird, called the Himalayan forest thrush Zoothera salimalii, is similar in appearance to the raspy singing plain-backed thrush Zoothera mollissima. But the Himalayan thrush's melodic song and its penchant to favor dense coniferous forests with good undergrowth suggested it could be a new species.


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