Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cambodian tailorbird: A new species in Phnom Penh

The BBC article is here for a quick read on the discovery of Orthotomus chaktomuk from the Mekong flood plain.  The Oriental Bird Club Journal, Forktail, will link you to the PDF write-up of the new species.

The photo below and another write-up from The Guardian.

Cambodian tailorbird found in Phnom Penh
The Cambodian tailorbird, a small bird, which has a black-feathered throat and is the size of the more common wren, which lives in thick, lowland scrub in Phnom Penh and other sites in the nearby floodplain. Photograph: James Eaton/AFP/Getty Images

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