This rare bird was ‘extinct’ in the eyes of science, now captured in video camera, know about it – न्यूज़लीड India

This rare bird was ‘extinct’ in the eyes of science, now captured in video camera, know about it


This rare picture came after 140 years

Scientists have captured a video of a very rare and endangered bird in Papua New Guinea, which had disappeared from the sight of scientists 140 years ago. This is a very elusive type of bird, which is called black-naped pheasant-pigeon. This bird was captured on camera for the first time 140 years ago. As soon as this bird was captured in the video camera, the happiness of the ornithologists engaged in this work knew no bounds. The black-naped pheasant-pigeon has been spotted on Ferguson Island in Papua New Guinea for the first time since 1882.

Black-naped pheasant-pigeon is found only in Papua New Guinea

Black-naped pheasant-pigeon is found only in Papua New Guinea

According to a press release issued by an expedition team engaged in the search for the lost birds, they had been working on Ferguson Island for a month. They had left the cameras in a remote area. Fortunately, his attempt was successful. According to the American Bird Conservancy, the rare black-naped pheasant-pigeon is ‘a large, ground-dwelling pigeon..’ It has a broad and posteriorly compressed tail….’ It is found only on the island off the east coast of Papua New Guinea. lives.

There are four subspecies of this bird.

There are four subspecies of this bird.

This bird is found in the rain forests of Papua New Guinea and on the surrounding islands. It lives mainly in mountainous and low mountain areas, but it can also be found in lowland areas. It has a total of four subspecies – White-naped pheasant pigeon, Green-naped pheasant pigeon, Grey-naped pheasant pigeon and Black-naped pheasant pigeon. The bird hunting expedition had established a lot of contact with the local people and got a lot of cooperation from it.

A local claimed to have seen a black-naped pheasant

A local claimed to have seen a black-naped pheasant

‘When we set up the camera trap, I thought there was less than a one percent chance of photographing a black-naped pheasant,’ said Jordan Boersma, postdoctoral researcher at Cornell and co-leader of the expedition. He further said, ‘When I was photo scrolling, I was stunned to see the photo of this bird walking in front of my camera.’ The team has had success with the cooperation of a local hunter, Augustin Gregory. He said that he had seen the dove and heard its voice.

Cameras were installed on top of a ridge at an altitude of 3,200 feet

Cameras were installed on top of a ridge at an altitude of 3,200 feet

It was on Gregory’s advice that the team set up cameras on top of Duda Unuma, a ridge at 3,200 feet near the Kwama River. ‘When we finally found the black-naped pheasant, it was the end of our expedition,’ said Dokka Nason, one of the cameramen. ‘When I saw the photos, I was incredibly excited.'(Photos courtesy: american bird conservancy Video)

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12 cameras were keeping an eye

Little is known about the Black-naped Pheasant. But, scientists are hopeful that after the sighting it can be saved from extinction. Nothing was being written about this bird for 140 years. But, a month’s hard work by ornithologists and conservationists has resulted in a huge work. A total of 12 cameras were installed for this work, but only one helped in achieving this success.

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