Rare birds that have been rediscovered in India

A slideshow of rare birds that have been rediscove... more

The Jerdon’s Courser was discovered in 1848 but not seen again until its rediscovery in 1986 by Bharat Bhushan in Andhra Pradesh. Photo: Panchapakesan Jeganathan
1/6The Jerdon’s Courser was discovered in 1848 but not seen again until its rediscovery in 1986 by Bharat Bhushan in Andhra Pradesh. Photo: Panchapakesan Jeganathan
The Forest Owlet, not sighted after 1884 and considered extinct, was rediscovered 113 years later in 1997 by Pamela Rasmussen in the Satpura hills. Photo: Nikhil Devasar
2/6The Forest Owlet, not sighted after 1884 and considered extinct, was rediscovered 113 years later in 1997 by Pamela Rasmussen in the Satpura hills. Photo: Nikhil Devasar
In 2004, the Rusty-throated Wren Babbler was rediscovered after 58 years by two American ornithologists in Arunachal Pradesh. Photo: Pranjal J. Saikia
3/6In 2004, the Rusty-throated Wren Babbler was rediscovered after 58 years by two American ornithologists in Arunachal Pradesh. Photo: Pranjal J. Saikia
The Large-billed Reed Warbler was rediscovered after 140 years near Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary, Narendrapur, near Kolkata. Photo: Sumit Sen
4/6The Large-billed Reed Warbler was rediscovered after 140 years near Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary, Narendrapur, near Kolkata. Photo: Sumit Sen
In 2006, Anwarddin Choudhury claimed to have sighted the Manipur Bush Quail, last seen in 1932, but couldn’t photograph it. Illustration: William Robert Ogilvie-Grant
5/6In 2006, Anwarddin Choudhury claimed to have sighted the Manipur Bush Quail, last seen in 1932, but couldn’t photograph it. Illustration: William Robert Ogilvie-Grant
In 2006, birder and astronomer Ramana Athreya discovered a new species of bird—the Bugun Liocichla—at the Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo: Ramki Sreenivasan
6/6In 2006, birder and astronomer Ramana Athreya discovered a new species of bird—the Bugun Liocichla—at the Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo: Ramki Sreenivasan
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