Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Species: a robin from Africa

The bird world has a newcomer - Stiphrornis pyrrholaemus, the olive-backed forest thrush. The colorful little bird has (as one would assume) an olive back, a white underbelly, a yellow breast, and an orange throat. It was discovered in southeastern Gabon. Brian Schmidt, the species' discoverer, noted that the bird "is definitely a reminder that the world still holds surprises for us."

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