Video - A rare type of bird that no one has seen in 140 years!

23 November, 2022
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Video - A rare type of bird that no one has seen in 140 years!

Scientists from the American Bird Conservancy have once again discovered a rare bird belonging to the pheasant pigeon, from the family of pheasant or partridge, that has not been documented for nearly 140 years.

Scientists installed traps for this bird with a camera on Ferguson Island, Papua New Guinea, and the results showed the presence of a rare black-naped pheasant-pigeon, swaying in the pictures.

According to the American Bird Conservancy, the pheasant pigeon is a "large, ground-dwelling pigeon" with a "broad, laterally compressed tail" that lives only on the island off the east coast of Papua New Guinea.

The photos and videos of the bird represent the first time that this bird has been scientifically documented since 1882.



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