I have been meaning to mention something I found on Andrew's blog (Burdr) the other day...a new bird! Yes, last month an article was published in BirdingAsia, the Oriental Bird Club's journal, that detailed the discovery of a new species of bird scientists call the Spectacled Flowerpecker.
Flowerpeckers have been seen and named before, but this is a new one that spends it's time high above the forest floor at the Danum Valley Conservation Area located in Sabah, Malaysia. The only reason it was found is because of conservation methods and tourism efforts that has lead to birdwatching walkways high in the canopy of the trees.
Do go read his full article and find more pictures of this facinating find at Andrew's blog here. Wow...a new bird in 2010!