Beautiful New Bird Discovered in Peruvian Cloud Forest

Sira barbet (Capito fitzpatricki). Photo by: Michael G. Harvey.

Sira barbet (Capito fitzpatricki). Photo by: Michael G. Harvey.

Four years ago in a remote cloud forest in Peru’s Cerros del Sire mountain range, three recently graduated students from Cornell University discovered a never-before-recorded species of black, white, and scarlet bird. Now described in the scientific journal, The Auk, the bird has been dubbed the Sira barbet (Capito fitzpatricki). The scientists named the species after John W. Fitzpatrick, the head of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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