Venezuelan Team Captures First-ever Photos and Sounds of Rediscovered Bird

American Bird Conservancy June 8, 2021
Urich's TyrannuletPhyllomyias urichi

An expedition team in Venezuela, led by ornithologist David Ascanio and supported by American Bird Conservancy (ABC), rediscovered the Urich’s Tyrannulet last month. The tyrannulet was first described in 1899, but it has only been spotted two other times; once in the 1940s and again in 2005. With so few records, the Urich’s Tyrannulet is one of the most poorly known birds in South America, and with its cloud forest habitat being cleared for agriculture, scientists fear this endemic species could soon be at risk of extinction.

Read more about this discovery over on the eBird news page.