Another new bird, this time a finch, has been discovered in Columbia! Its habitat is a previous-unexplored cloud forest in the Andes. It has been dubbed the Yariguies brush-finch, so named for an indigenous tribe that once inhabited the area. Its discovery is important, insofar that the Columbian government has recently decided to create a national park (of 500 acres) where the bird now resides.
“The bird was discovered in what is the last remnants of cloud forest in that region,” Camila Gomez, of the Colombia conservation group ProAves, said on Monday. “There are still lots of undiscovered flora and fauna species that live in the area.”
Hat tip somnilista, FCD.