A small brown bird known as a Jerdon’s babbler was thought to be extinct. After all, its last confirmed sighting in Myanmar was in 1941.
But the animal made a surprise appearance last year, resurrecting it from the list of animals thought to have vanished from the Earth.
A team from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Myanmar Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division found the babbler in May 2014 while they were surveying an abandoned agricultural station. Initially, the team heard the bird’s call, which lead them to play a recording that brought on the sighting.
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