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Grey-crowned Crocias, photo © Chris Bradshaw

From BirdLife:

Grey-crowned Crocias crops-up in new location

Mon, Apr 2, 2012

One of the rarest birds in Vietnam, has just been discovered at a new location in Kon Tum Province significantly extending its known global range and offering hope that the species may not be as threatened with extinction as scientists fear.

Grey-crowned Crocias Crocias langbianbis is one of the least known birds in Asia. It was first described by a Swedish aristocrat, Count Gyldenstople in 1939 from three specimens collected at an unknown locality by young adventurer Bertil Bjorkgren. For over 50 years there were no further records until it was rediscovered by Jonathan Eames, Le Trong Trai and Nguyen Cu at Chu Yang Sin National Park in 1994. The species is currently considered Endangered by BirdLife on behalf of IUCN.

On 19 March 2012 professional bird tour leader David Bishop was at Mang Den in…

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