It is not every day that a new species of bird is described, and this definitely does not tend to happen with birds that have been repeatedly collected and sit, as skins, in museums around the world.  But the Varzea Thrush Turdus sanchezorum, described in this paper in The Condor (link is a PDF), is one such species.  How cool is that?

Hat-tip to Duncan.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.