‘Extinct’ bird rediscovered in Burma’s grasslands

A bird, which was presumed-extinct for decades, has been rediscovered in Burma. A team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society spotted the Myanmar Jerdon’s Babbler in the first glimpse of the creature since 1941 – by playing a recording of its distinctive song to encourage an adult specimen to investigate, according to a report in National Geographic. Conservationists say that the challenge now is to assess the status of the birds’ habitat, and consider how best to protect the species.