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New Guinea: Hundreds of new species found




including some birds, so that makes this relevant

http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article343740.ece

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".
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