The Daily Mail reports the discovery of a new, brightly colored bird on a remote mountain range in South America, the difficult-to-pronounce Yariguies Brush Finch:
A British expert co-led the team which made the find during the first biological expedition to the Yariguies mountains in northern Colombia.
Ms Blanca Huertas, a curator at the Natural History Museum in London, said: “The description of a new bird is a rare event in modern times.”
The bird, which has the Latin name Atlapetes latinuchus yariguierum, differs from its closest relatives by having a black back and no white markings on its wings.
This article is worth checking out, particularly for a photo of the striking black, yellow and red plumage of the Yariguies Brush Finch.
On a side note, am I the only one who finds it incredible that Drudge posts articles regarding the discovery of new birds to his front page? (I don’t read him, but my Mother-in-law does.) Admirable, butÂ incredible.
There is a nicer photo here.