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.theguardian - 2 month ago

Black-browed babbler found in Borneo 180 years after last sighting

Exclusive: Stuffed specimen was only proof of bird’s existence until discovery in rainforest last yearIn 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. Continue reading...


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