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New Guinea: Hundreds of new species found
including some birds, so that makes this relevant
Scientists hail discovery of hundreds of new species in remote New Guinea
By Terry Kirby, Chief Reporter
Published: 07 February 2006
An astonishing mist-shrouded "lost world" of previously unknown and rare
animals and plants high in the mountain rainforests of New Guinea has been
uncovered by an international team of scientists.
Among the new species of birds, frogs, butterflies and palms discovered in
the expedition through this pristine environment, untouched by man, was
the spectacular Berlepsch's six-wired bird of paradise. The scientists are
the first outsiders to see it. They could only reach the remote
mountainous area by helicopter, which they described it as akin to finding
a "Garden of Eden".