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Myanmar’s bird species count jumps to 1114

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is home to at least 1,114 bird species after researchers identified 20 previously undocumented species during recent surveys, reports The Times.

The discoveries were made between 2010 and 2014 by bird watchers from Myeik University, Myanmar Bird and Nature Society (MBNS), the Wildlife Conservation Society, Bird Tour Asia, Wildlife Sanctuary (Putao), and Flora and Fauna International.

U Thein Aung of the Myanmar Bird and Nature Society said the forestry department will be notified of the new sightings. The department currently includes 1,056 species on its list.

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The () is found in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma

49 of the 1114 species are globally , according to MBNS’s Daw Thiri Dae We Aung.

This article was first published by Mongabay.com on 27 Jan 2015.

 

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