25 May 2013

New bird species identified in Amazon

5:16 pm on 25 May 2013

Scientists in the Brazilian Amazon have identified 15 new bird species in the biggest ornithological discovery in more than a century.

Researchers say the finds underline the importance of the Amazon's contribution to global biodiversity.

Among the new species is a type of raven and an insect-eating bird with a long curved beak.