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New species of red breasted bird found

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A colourful, fruit-eating bird with a black mask, pale belly and scarlet breast has been discovered and named following an expedition to the remote Peruvian Andes.

The Sira Barbet, or Capito fitzpatricki, is described by Cornell University graduates in a paper published in the July 2012 issue of The Auk, the official publication of the American Ornithologists' Union.

The team discovered the barbet on a ridge of mountainous cloud forest in the Cerros del Sira range in the eastern Andes.

http://www.dailymail...vian-Andes.html

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Awesome little bird. The world is full of new discoveries and it's so old (the world I mean) yet new and beautiful creatures can be found even now.

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Nice to see new discoveries being made, suppose we aint seen nothing yet,

on the big picture of things.

Thanks,

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A really nice story!

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Discoveries like this makes me aware there is more yet to find. What other creatures are out there that have not been documented?

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Nice pic, lets hope they don't destroy it's habitat.

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So pretty !

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What a beautiful little bird...lets hope people dont start wanting them for there aviaries

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