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Lost Pigeon Species Rediscovered in Papua New Guinea
Lost Pigeon Species Rediscovered in Papua New Guinea

Lost Pigeon Species Rediscovered in Papua New Guinea

Conakry, 27 Nov (ONA) --- It has been 140 years since scientists identified the black-naped pheasant pigeon in the mountainous tropical forests of Papua New Guinea’s Fergusson Island. Since then, the chicken-sized bird has been so elusive from detection.

Now, it has been finally re-sighted — and captured it on camera for the first time ever — with just hours to spare on a scientific expedition aimed at finding the long-lost bird.

Researchers are hailing the sighting as a “re-discovery” of a bird that is likely New Guinea’s most endangered, and they say they never could have accomplished it without the help of Indigenous communities.

---Ends/Thuraiya/AG