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Still Waters

'Extinct' bird found in Borneo after 180 yrs

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Still Waters

In the 1840s, a mystery bird was caught on an expedition to the East Indies. Charles Lucien Bonaparte, the nephew of Napoleon, described it to science and named it the black-browed babbler (Malacocincla perspicillata).

The species was never seen in the wild again, and a stuffed specimen featuring a bright yellow glass eye was the only proof of its existence. But now the black-browed babbler has been rediscovered in the rainforests of Borneo.

Two local men, Muhammad Suranto and Muhammad Rizky Fauzan, chanced upon a bird they did not recognise in Indonesia’s South Kalimantan province in October last year and managed to catch it. They photographed the bird, released it, and reported their find to birdwatching groups.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/25/black-browed-babbler-found-in-borneo-180-years-after-last-sighting

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Myles
43 minutes ago, Still Waters said:

In the 1840s, a mystery bird was caught on an expedition to the East Indies. Charles Lucien Bonaparte, the nephew of Napoleon, described it to science and named it the black-browed babbler (Malacocincla perspicillata).

The species was never seen in the wild again, and a stuffed specimen featuring a bright yellow glass eye was the only proof of its existence. But now the black-browed babbler has been rediscovered in the rainforests of Borneo.

Two local men, Muhammad Suranto and Muhammad Rizky Fauzan, chanced upon a bird they did not recognise in Indonesia’s South Kalimantan province in October last year and managed to catch it. They photographed the bird, released it, and reported their find to birdwatching groups.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/25/black-browed-babbler-found-in-borneo-180-years-after-last-sighting

This is pretty cool.

I hope they didn't catch 1 of the last 2 on Earth.

Now for the bad news:

Believers of the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot will claim that this proves that the creatures could exist without being proven.

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Mr.United_Nations

Its possible more unknown bird species could be found as there isn't much data in the region

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Jon the frog
On 2/25/2021 at 11:52 AM, Myles said:

This is pretty cool.

I hope they didn't catch 1 of the last 2 on Earth.

Now for the bad news:

Believers of the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot will claim that this proves that the creatures could exist without being proven.

They didn't find the bird in downtown Washington, DC... Bigfoot, a big animal have nowhere to hide in America...

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