For the first time in 24 years, birds that were considered extinct were noticed in Madagascar
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For the first time in 24 years, scientists have spotted a species of bird alive that was thought to be extinct for some time. This is reported by BBC.
Dark Tetraka — a songbird with a characteristic yellow throat that lives in Madagascar.
Three of them were seen in the tropical forest in the northeast of the island, but in an unexpected habitat.
Ground birds lived in dense vegetation near the rocky river — perhaps it was a good place for them to look for larvae and insects.
“If tetraka always prefer areas close to rivers, this may help explain why this species has been overlooked for so long”, &mdash ; says ornithologist John Mittermeier of the American Society for the Conservation of Birds, who managed to photograph the rare bird.
The dark tetra was spotted just over a year after it was named one of the 10 most wanted birds.
< br /> Although the bird rainforest is officially protected, a birdwatching expedition found that much of the forest had been converted into vanilla farms, reducing the natural habitat of this species of tetraca.
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