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, but  incredible.

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Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.