Conservationists discover new bird species in Cambodia – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Conservationists say a new species of bird with a distinctive orange-red coloured tuft of feathers on its head has been found in Cambodia’s populous capital city.

The remarkable discovery of the Cambodian tailorbird, or orthotomus chaktomuk, in Phnom Penh – and several other locations including a construction site just outside of the city of 1.5 million people – has astounded conservationists.

“The modern discovery of an undescribed bird species within the limits of a large populous city … is extraordinary,” Simon Mahood of the Wildlife Conversation Society (WCS) said.

via Conservationists discover new bird species in Cambodia – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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