Wednesday, August 24, 2005

New bird species found in Colombia!

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Two new species of birds called tapaculos have been identified in the mountains of Colombia, a conservation group said on Tuesday.

"The shy, dark-colored birds, which live in thick forest, are mostly identified by their songs and it was their calls that distinguished the two new species, BirdLife International said. Political instability made it difficult to visit the areas where the birds are found, said Paul Salaman of Bogota-based Fundacion ProAves, who helped discover one of the new species."

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