140 years later: large-billed reed warbler not extinct after all


From the good news/bad news files, a species not seen in 139 years has turned up again. The large-billed reed warbler was last seen in India in 1867. But the species reappeared (kind of) again just last year, in Thailand. A specimen was collected 11 months ago and just confirmed and announced last week.

That's good news, right? Sure. Of course, there are no living specimens of the species, and no one knows where a population of the reed warblers might still live, so the hunt, as they say, is now on.

Read more: "Extinct" bird found in Thailand

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