Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 22, 2012

After 80 years A Missing Finch Reappears

The BBC reports that a treker on the Tibetan plateau has found a Sillem’s Mountain Finch, which has not been seen in 80 years. He only found the bird as had stayed in camp sick with food poisoning.

It was originally thought to be a race of Brandt’s Mountain Finch. in 1992 an ornithologist studied two collected species discovered  that the Sillem’s Mountain Finch was a separate species.

Read more at  BBC News – Tibetan mountain finch rediscovered after 80 years.


  1. Very interesting article! I always like reading about Finches 🙂

    ~Chelsea @ LPBA


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