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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 26, 2013

New Bird Species Discovered in Cambodia

BirdLife International reported on the discovery of a new bird species called the Cambodian Tailorbird in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

A team of scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, BirdLife International, and other groups have discovered a new species of bird with distinct plumage and a loud call, living not in some remote jungle, but in a capital city of 1.5 million people.

Called the Cambodian Tailorbird Orthotomus chaktomuk, the previously undescribed species was found in Cambodia’s urbanised capitol Phnom Penh and several other locations just outside of the city including a construction site.

Read the full article at Hiding in plain sight: New species of bird discovered in capital city | BirdLife Community.

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