Rare warbler found in Afghanistan
Saturday, January 23 2010 @ 07:21 PM EST
Contributed by: Pat B
By Matt McGrath
The breeding area of the Large Billed Reed Warbler, one of the world's rarest birds, has been discovered in the remote and rugged Pamir Mountains in war torn Afghanistan, a New York based conservation group announced!
The warbler is said to prefer a secluded lifestyle.
Scientists say they have for the first time discovered a breeding site for the world's least-known bird species.
Little is known about the large-billed reed warbler, but researchers have found a thriving flock of the birds in a remote corner of Afghanistan.
Robert Timmins from the US based Wildlife Conservation Society discovered them when he was conducting a survey in the area.
The tiny brown bird, first spotted in 1867, has not been seen since 2006.
Full Article Here