Tuesday, December 08, 2009

New bird species ranks among Time's Top 10 of 2009

Time.com released today its "The Top 10 of Everything in 2009." Among the topics: Top 10 New Species. The last item on that list, Himalayan Hoard, featured a photo of an Asian Babbler (courtesy of Ramana Athreya/WWF Nepal).

According to WWF, formerly known as World Wildlife Fund: The species, Liocichla bugunorum, lives in open-canopied hill forests with dense shrubs and small trees, and so far is known to be restricted to 2 sq km at an altitude of between 2,000m and 2,350m.

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