A new species of bird was discovered in the cloud forest of Bogotá, Columbia. The cloud forest where it was discovered can only be accessed by helicopter which explains why it was unknown until now. The bird is multicolored with brown-red eyes and is named the Yariguies Brush-Finch after a local native tribe that once lived in the area but died out. Legend has it that the tribe committed mass suicide to avoid being enslaved to the conquistadors. The discovered has The Natural History Museum in London excited but this is just the first step according to them. “However, this is just the first of several new species that we will be describing from the Yariguies Mountains, including several new butterflies.” Says Blanca Huertas.

Multicolored bird hailed as new species (CNN)

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