Rare birds have been discovered in all kinds of strange circumstances, but few can match the bizarre story of the latest addition to the North American list.
On the nights of 1 and 2 August, workers repairing railway lines at
No one could possibly have predicted that the bird would go on to cause such a stir. But Phil Unitt, the Collection Manager at the museum’s Department of Birds and Mammals, made an historic discovery when he realised it was a Newell’s Shearwater – a bird not only new to
Newell’s Shearwater, which breeds in
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