Black-browed Babbler emerges after 170 years

JAKARTA (AFP) – A bird last seen more than 170 years ago in the rainforests of Borneo has been rediscovered, amazing conservationists who have long assumed it was extinct.

The Black-browed Babbler has only ever been documented once – when it was first described by scien-tists around 1848 – eluding all subsequent efforts to find it.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin