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Colorful Bird Species Is Discovered in India

September 16, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

A new bird species has been found in India, the first time such a discovery has been made there in more than 50 years, an astronomer and keen bird-watcher said Tuesday.

The multicolored bird, Bugun Liocichla, was spotted in May in the remote Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh near the border with China, said Ramana Athreya, a member of Mumbai's Natural History Society.

Athreya, who found the bird, named it after the Bugun tribe, which lives in the area.

The bird has a black cap, a bright yellow patch around the eyes, and yellow, crimson, black and white patches on the wings, he said.

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