New bird species discovered in Cambodian capital
by Associated Press Wire
June 26, 2013 10:45 AM | 560 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A male Cambodian tailorbird, which scientists say is a new bird species unique to Cambodia discovered in Phnom Penh, is seen in an undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society. A statement released Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said the wren-sized Cambodian tailorbird lives in dense, humid lowland scrub in Phnom Penh and other locations just outside the city. (AP Photo/Wildlife Conservation Society)
A male Cambodian tailorbird, which scientists say is a new bird species unique to Cambodia discovered in Phnom Penh, is seen in an undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society. A statement released Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said the wren-sized Cambodian tailorbird lives in dense, humid lowland scrub in Phnom Penh and other locations just outside the city. (AP Photo/Wildlife Conservation Society)
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A male Cambodian tailorbird, which scientists say is a new bird species unique to Cambodia discovered in Phnom Penh, is seen in an undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society. A statement released Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said the wren-sized Cambodian tailorbird lives in dense, humid lowland scrub in Phnom Penh and other locations just outside the city. (AP Photo/Wildlife Conservation Society)
A male Cambodian tailorbird, which scientists say is a new bird species unique to Cambodia discovered in Phnom Penh, is seen in an undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society. A statement released Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said the wren-sized Cambodian tailorbird lives in dense, humid lowland scrub in Phnom Penh and other locations just outside the city. (AP Photo/Wildlife Conservation Society)
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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Scientists say they've discovered a new species of bird in Cambodia, not in some remote jungle but in the country's capital.

A statement released Wednesday by the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said the wren-sized Cambodian tailorbird lives in dense, humid lowland scrub in Phnom Penh and other locations just outside the city.

The bird is gray in color with a brownish-red cap and black throat. The statement said only one other bird species is unique to Cambodia, the Cambodian laughingthrush, found only in the remote Cardamom mountain range.



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