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The Sira Barbet, a new species described in the July 2012 issue of The Auk. Photograph by Michael Harvey

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

New Species Discovered by Cornell Grads, Named for Cornell Lab Director

On a remarkable expedition in 2008, a team of young explorers including three Cornell graduates discovered an undescribed bird in Peru. Now named Sira Barbet, the new species graces the cover of The Auk (July 2012), and receives its formal scientific description inside. Its scientific name, Capito fitzpatricki, honors the contributions of John Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Lab, who did pioneering work in Peru (including discovering seven new species of his own) and also helped mentor the Cornell graduates on the expedition. ,,,

The three-week expedition ventured into remote highlands that had never been the subject of an ornithological study before.

See also here. And here.

Twitter – building an online ornithological community: here.

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