Researchers have, however, discovered a species that was last seen in 1882.
Fortunately, there are still millions of hectares of forest that have not been exploited by humans. There are all kinds of animal and plant species in these places, and of course some of them have yet to be discovered and analyzed in depth. There are even some animals in official records that were first known decades ago but never seen again. A special case is the black-necked pheasant pigeon. A bird unregistered since 1882.
Now, 140 years later, it has been possible to confirm how at least one living specimen was found in Papua New Guinea, the piece of land where it was discovered. This is an encounter that takes place thanks to the setting of a camera trap in the middle of nature. Seeing that there were no humans around, the animal walked around, ignoring the device. However, this meant proof of the existence of the animal. an important element for understanding their survival.
The extinction of this bird was clearly celebrated by the researchers collaborating on the search project. In fact, according to the information honorableWe are facing a unique moment, primarily because we belong to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Here is proof that this bird is alive unknown for almost a century and a half and, of course, what this discovery means for its preservation.
Papua New Guinea witnesses the emergence of a bird thought to be extinct
Just a few seconds of recording allows us to see clearly what kind of black-necked pheasant pigeon it is. The bird that has not been heard from for 140 years. It is a species that attracts attention due to the tones in its feathers. This has been made possible thanks to the collaboration of locals who know the terrain well enough to guide researchers.
I am so excited to share the first video of the Black-necked pheasant pigeon, a species lost to science in 140 years from Papua New Guinea! @ABCbirds @rewild @Jordan_Boersma @johnmittermeier pic.twitter.com/QplRA36Xr0
—Jason Gregg (@JasonJGregg) 17 November 2022
The investigation was led by Jason Gregg, who left a camera he had recently purchased in the middle of the woods. After pressing the button to start the recording, he disappeared from the scene to avoid arousing suspicion. After a while, when they collected the images, watch the recording to see if anything interesting happens. The discovery was huge, because a specimen of the species they were looking for appeared on the scene with a peculiar movement similar to that of a traditional chicken.
Undoubtedly a unique find. It’s true that it’s not part of it. list of endangered animal species stands out, but considering it’s the first time it’s been seen in such a long time, there should not be a large number of specimens in their habitat. Confirmation of its existence will allow new studies to be conducted that allow this class of pigeons to increase the number of members to ensure its future existence.
What would the placement be like? great helmets for birds starting to become popular in big stores? It may have served to prevent blows to the head and thus contributed to the growth of the species.
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