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Extinct species found in Borneo

A bird was encountered in Borneo that turned out to be a representative of a species considered extinct for over 170 years. It’s a black-brow jungle bird. It was first described in the mid-19th century by the ornithologist Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Napoleon’s nephew. Now it is alive again.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has given the jungle “Insufficient Data” status. Some researchers believed that the species had died out after so many years. However, it turned out that the birds still live in the wild. The bird was found by two men living in the area of ​​the rainforests of Borneo. Experts point out that the bird survived despite massive deforestation in lowland Borneo forests. Unfortunately, it will likely lose its habitat. Zoologists plan to visit the place where the bird was caught when the epidemic situation allows.

The discovery was reported in “BirdingASIA”.