Weekday Squib: Hello Little Babbler!

Man discovers bird (in the 21st century)

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]

One thought on “Weekday Squib: Hello Little Babbler!”

  1. Nitin, I hope you saw the Athreya’s pdf paper – colour pictures of an extremely pretty and colourful bird. Also, it’s not uncommon to find new species of birds and animals, especially in remote parts of Indonesian islands, even now.

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