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Santa Marta Sabrewing
March 27, 2024
Located in the isolated Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains of northern Colombia, little has been known about the species as it was lost to science for 64 years before being photographed once in 2010, only to become lost again before its rediscovery in 2022 by Yurgen Vega, one of the authors of the new study.
BOW Team March 23, 2024
Join us for the next Birds of the World ‘Discovery Series’ webinar Avian phylogeny: a complete and dynamic tree of birds Date: Thursday, 18 April 2024 Time: 12:00 PM EST (timezone converter) Length: 1 hour Registration: Required for real-time attendance or to receive video at a later time. Our understanding of avian evolutionary relationships constantly […]

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