Friday, August 14, 2009

Bald-Headed, Pink-Faced Songbird Discovered

Bald-Headed, Pink-Faced Songbird

(Iain Woxvold / University of Melbourne) Scientists stumbled upon this bald-headed, pink-faced songbird while surveying a limestone outcrop in Laos

A bald-headed songbird with a pink, nearly featherless face and distinctive calls has just been found in a rugged region of Laos, according to scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Melbourne who made the discovery.

Aside from its unique characteristics, the avian is noteworthy because it is the only known bald songbird in Asia

What were you doing before you were discovered?
I think you are beautiful!
Welcome to our world - I hope you will be appreciated.

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