September 12, 2006Aside

Weekday Squib: Hello Little Babbler!

Man discovers bird (in the 21st century)

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Liocichla bugunorum/Ramana Athreya/From the National Geographic website

Liocichla bugunorum (Courtesy: Ramana Athreya/BirdLife Int’l/National Geographic)

Ramana Athreya, the professional astronomer (yes, astronomer) who discovered this bird named it after the tribe that lives in the vicinity of the Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh. [See BirdLife International & Athreya’s paper (pdf) in Indian Birds]

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