By India,12 and Amy, 13, Jill Dando News @ Priory Academy
This bird wasn’t seen for 170 years. Then it appeared in an Indonesian forest.
The only known type of the black browed babbler, was until now considered a historic bird for natural history museums.
That was until two bird watchers from a club from Borneo spotted a small grey brown bird that they couldn’t identify flitting through the trees.
Carefully the bird watchers – Muhammed Suranto and Muhammad Rizky Fauzan) – managed to take a photograph and have a closer inspection of the bird.
After taking the picture they sent it to a number of the members of the bird club.
They went to another BW valet us member and then sent it to ornithologist, Dr Ding Li Yong who said “I had a tear in my ear”.
Then continued to say ”This is a really big deal for Indonesian ornithology…But this is closer to home, a bird from the part of the world I live in”.
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