Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Striking new bird discovered in South America

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:43 AM
Original message
Striking new bird discovered in South America


A brightly coloured bird has been discovered on a remote mountain range in South America. The previously unknown species, the Yariguies Brush Finch, has striking black, yellow and red plumage.

A British expert co-led the team which made the find during the first biological expedition to the Yariguies mountains in northern Colombia.

Ms Blanca Huertas, a curator at the Natural History Museum in London, said: "The description of a new bird is a rare event in modern times."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/new...

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:44 AM
Response to Original message
1. Better get a good look.......
it will be extinct before long now. :sarcasm:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:05 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. My first thought as well. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:33 AM
Response to Original message
3. It's a Republican bird!
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 10:33 AM by The Backlash Cometh
Red, Blue and yellow-bellied!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:43 AM
Response to Original message
4. Awwww, he's cute. I sure hope there's no oil or housing development
potential to his natural environment or he'll be extinct before they can get him into all the bird books...........
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:03 AM
Response to Original message
5. My dog would love to chase him. This little bird is adorable!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:28 PM
Response to Original message
6. He's gorgeous!
Thanks for posting this XemaSab :hi:.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:07 PM
Response to Reply #6
21. You're welcome!
:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:11 PM
Response to Original message
7. Let's kill it in the name of Jay-Zeus!
We all know that are flying creatures were created at the same time, birds and pterodactyls alike, about 5,000 years ago.

:silly:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:47 PM
Response to Original message
8. Fly fly little birdie! You are now known into being. Hide before
you too are extinct!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:50 PM
Response to Original message
9. Beautiful!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dogindia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:53 PM
Response to Original message
10. True beauty.
glorious.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:07 PM
Response to Original message
11. neat
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:10 PM
Response to Original message
12. How CUTE!
cute, cute!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:16 PM
Response to Original message
13. What A Beautiful Bird! How Is it Hand Trained?
:shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:19 PM
Response to Reply #13
14. I think this particular one is "pinin' for the fjords"
if you get my drift...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:38 PM
Response to Reply #14
16. you are wrong -- this is a live bird
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 07:38 PM by pitohui
they make a point of saying this is the first species to be accepted by science without taking a specimen, they can now take the DNA sample and release the bird alive and well

as the other poster says, they are holding the bird by the feet, you would be surprised at how good some of these bird banders get at holding birds
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:41 PM
Response to Reply #16
18. ok, I didn't click on the article
it just doesn't look very "lively" in the photo
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Thor_MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:31 PM
Response to Reply #13
15. Looks like it's being held by the feet...
Probably caught in a mist net. Looks like it's recoiling a bit away from the person holding it. It's not perched of its own will to my eye, so I'd guess it's not hand trained.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:59 PM
Response to Reply #15
19. Well, Didn't Really Think It Was Hand Trained
But now I see where the holder's finger has it's feet. :thumbsup:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:08 PM
Response to Reply #13
22. They're holding it by the feet
It's an elite skill only banders know. :D
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:43 PM
Response to Reply #22
24. Actually, I Do That W/ My Birds
Just figured it would be harder w/ wild birds. But it makes sense.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
SlavesandBulldozers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:40 PM
Response to Original message
17. awesome!
nature is beautiful. what a treasure those forests are.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:07 PM
Response to Original message
20. That bird has to be drugged or something. If it isn't fake or drugged
then it would be pecking the shit out of that guy's hand.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:09 PM
Response to Reply #20
23. You would be VERY suprised
at how docile some birds can be while being banded... and how NASTY some other birds can be.

The sheer thought of cardinals makes me want to cry. :cry:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:04 PM
Response to Reply #23
26. Do cardinals get nasty?
I never knew that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:24 PM
Response to Reply #26
29. You know the little webs between your fingers?
Well so do they. :scared:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:28 PM
Response to Reply #29
30. I had a cat pierce my skin there once...
My dad and I found him, with a badly mangled leg, when I was a kid. We looked for the owner, but couldn't find one in the neighborhood. So we took care of him until we could find the owner. He didn't like getting his pill...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:40 PM
Response to Reply #20
31. LOL, that was my thought, too. I've had a lot of PET birds and many of >
them wouldn't even sit still like that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:50 PM
Response to Original message
25. Very cool.
He sure is cute.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:04 PM
Response to Original message
27. Nice to have some good news...
Thanks! :hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:10 PM
Response to Original message
28. Amazing what you can do to a common wren with a couple jars of Testers
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
okoboji Donating Member (510 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:03 AM
Response to Original message
32. did anyone check the
arc manifest to be sure this was a "Noah" approved bird?

we wouldn't want our xtian fundilmentals panties in a wad over this cute little bird.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Dragonbreathp9d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:54 AM
Response to Original message
33. Beautiful... That a new bird cn still be found inspires hope and freedom
A lot of symbolism there
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:17 AM
Response to Original message
34. thats one sexy red head
adorable.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:24 AM
Response to Original message
35. Looks like a Warner Bros. cartoon bird...cute thing, but probably
would bite your head off like that Monty Python Rabbit.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:15 AM
Response to Original message
36. Thank you for posting. A true breath of fresh air. Something positive
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Theres-a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 10:08 AM
Response to Original message
37. Nice catch!
Thanks for posting.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 07:34 PM
Response to Original message
38. pretty bird!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Oak2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 10:27 PM
Response to Original message
39. Why do I get the impression that this thread has collected
a fair sampling of DU's "bird people"?

I'm sitting here explaining aloud that people have found a beautiful new bird -- to my parrot.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Apr 24th 2014, 04:38 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC