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.

Friday 12 October 2018

Scientists have discovered a new species of Hummingbird

Ornithologists discovered in the Ecuadorian highlands, a new species of Hummingbird.
The discoverer was a member of the Ecuadorian National biodiversity Institute, the ornithologist Francisco Sornoza Molina. For the first time he noticed the unusual birds in the South-Western part of the Andes in the beginning of last year. Scientists have named a new species of birds Oreotrochilus cyanolaemus, which means “sinegora mountain star”.
A new species attributed to the genus of Hummingbird-the mountain of stars who have chosen habitat for the Andean highlands with a harsh climate. The genus consists of five species of birds that have adapted to the conditions and changed their eating habits.
Scientists have found that new species of birds at the height of 5 thousand meters, and their size is 10-13 cm According to experts, the Hummingbird was not previously detected due to the small population and small habitat. Currently, birds are on the verge of extinction.

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