world’s rarest bird is not real?

fake endangered bird

賴比瑞亞綠寶石鳥一直被列為非常稀有的雀鳥,這雀鳥只於1981至1984間被紀錄9次,而被收藏為標本的也只有一隻。牠與小黃旋葉鵯非常相似,但前者身上有白色斑點。最近有研究把牠們的DNA對比,才發現兩者之間沒有顯著的遺傳差異。所以有可能相信牠們其實是同一品種,只因營養不良而出現白斑。

the liberian greenbul was once thought to be one of the rarest bird. it was recorded 9 times between 1981-1984, and there is only one specimen of them. this bird is very similar to the lcterine greenbul except it has white spots. a recent study compare the DNA of both and found out there is no significant genetic difference between the two bird, and there is great chance they are actually the same spices, and the white spot was caused by nutritional deficiency.

https://www.rt.com/news/405961-liberian-greenbul-rare-songbird/

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