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Phnom Penh: new bird species found

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A new species of bird with a distinctive orange-red coloured tuft of feathers on its head has been found in Cambodia's populous capital city, conservationists said on Wednesday. 

This photo, provided by Birdtour Asia, shows the Cambodian tailorbird, a small bird, which has a black-feathered throat and is the size of the more common wren, which lives in thick, lowland scrub in Phnom Penh and other sites in the nearby floodplain. Remarkable discovery of the bird has astounded conservationists.

The remarkable discovery of the Cambodian tailorbird, or orthotomus chaktomuk, in Phnom Penh - and several other locations including a construction site just outside of the city of 1.5 million people - has astounded conservationists.

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