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New Bird Species Discovered in Cambodia's Largest City


Animals  (tags: goodnews, animals, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, wildanimals, protection, GoodNews, wildlife )

Cal
- 427 days ago - news.mongabay.com
A previously unknown species of bird has been found hiding in plain sight after scientists photographed what was thought to be more abundant species at a construction site on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capitol



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ellen m. (233)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:01 am
How cool, but I wondered about the following statement
"Despite living on the edge of an urban area, the Cambodian tailorbird escaped detection due to its dense scrub habitat."
If it's newley dicovered, how did they make this determination? Seems like these birds have done a damn good job hiding and staying safe up till now. :-p
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:36 am
awesome, thanks Cal
 

Edo R. (71)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:37 am
Thanks for sharing this wonderful news, Cal!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:48 am
Thank you.
 

lee e. (114)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:33 am
I'm as bewildered about this discovery as Ellen! Interesting!
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:53 am
The amazing diversity of life never fails to astonish me....and make me SAD, since it's so fragile and vulnerable to human inattention and unconcern.
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:14 am
Beautiful news! A new birdsong...thanks Cal
 

Winn Adams (191)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:26 am
Wonderful news!
 

Gabriela V. (163)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:03 pm
Thank you for sharing!
 

Akash Tolani (101)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:11 pm
Thanks
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (182)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:12 pm
Piękny ptaszek, mam nadzieję, że to odkrycie mu nie zaszkodzi.
 

. (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 1:10 pm
bet they have been around for hundreds of years or more
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 2:20 pm
Cambodia is full of surprises
There's hope yet, for Bigfoot
 

norma laborie (32)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 2:48 pm
nice little birds shared in facebook
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:36 pm
Little scrapper.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:33 pm
Thanks.
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:17 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

John B. (215)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:33 pm
Thanks cal for posting the link to the article. Great photos! Read and noted.
 

Charlie Rush (53)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:59 pm
Surely, we can't help but wonder, how many more species have not yet, been discovered.
Perhaps, when evolution is put into the equation, the number of unfounded species is infinite. The saddest part of all, we'll never get to see them all.

To pam w.: You are correct. Big Business doesn't give a 'darn' about anything living or dead, unless it makes them money.
Not that I'm felling sorry to them, but, I can't help wondering if these self-serving individuals are ever really happy. Only god knows, and she's not telling.
 

Inge Bjorkman (137)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:36 am
Evolution is progressing
Love
 

Danuta Watola (1195)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:34 am
Noted
 

John S. (300)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:53 am
Maybe it is a new species, not undiscovered, how can they tell the difference. Maybe its habitat is growing, it likes cities.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:15 am
THANK YOU FOR SHARING 28/6
 

Ruth S. (307)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:40 am
Lets pray that they don't start killing them!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 11:44 am
I sure hope now that it's been discovered, they don't make it go extinct! Fly awayyyy!!! :-))
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 5:15 am
Interesting. Excellent news.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:41 pm
Cool!
 
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