New species of bird discovered in central Peru.

The Junin Tapaculo was found in the remote cloud forests of the Peruvian Amazon by a team from the University of Kansas

Peter Hosner, a doctoral student of ecology and evolutionary biology, discovered the bird when conducting fieldwork in the little explored department of Junin, central Peru. Though originally discovered in 2008, the bird has been hard to identify as a new species due to its similarity to other Tapaculos. It was its unique call, however, that lead to its identification as something yet to be discovered…¬†New species of bird discovered in central Peru | News | Wanderlust.

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