A new species bird with orange chest

The U.S. Smithsonian Institution Team, discovered by accident in the forests of Gabon in central Africa's, a new species of bird and animal taxonomy of the magazine announced. They have named the little bird the olive-backed forest robin, or Stiphrornis pyrrholaemus.

Was discovered about 11 centimeters in length and weighs approximately 18 grams robin-like bird. Olive back, throat and chest in the bright orange character. Abdomen are yellow, white spots near the eyes, olive back and black feathers on the head.

A research team in 2001, Gabon's Atlantic Ocean ecosystem wooded area discovered by chance during the investigation.

So far, at least 10 to capture the individual, but more food and habitat, and ecology is unknown. The institute said the discovery of new species of birds and mammals is extremely rare.

Source : Kyodo News

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