As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

New Bird Species Recorded on Cocos Island

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The magic of Isla del Coco National Park never stops and the Ornithological Association of Costa Rica has recently discovered a number of new bird species to add to the list of records maintained in this sector.

Among the species found is a new type of heron called the Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens), the Kelp Gull, and the bird Empidonax minimus , known as Chebec. According Geiner Golfín, administrator of the national park, these findings were generated in the last two months.

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