Denmark has a new bird species

Danish ornithologists have for the first time ever spotted an Eyebrowed Thrush (Latin name is Turdus Obscurus) in the wild in Denmark.

The bird was captured and ring-tagged at a bird station operated by the Danish Ornithological Association (DOF) in Gedser on the southern tip of Falster on Saturday and has been registered as Denmark's 470th bird species.

“On September 30 an Eyebrowed Thrush was reported in the Orkney Islands, which could be loosely interpreted as something happening on the migration front,” Hans Lind, the head of DOF's bird station in Gedser, said in a press release.

“But Denmark's first Eyebrowed Thrush find wasn't exactly in the forefront of my mind on Saturday.”

Hans Lind, the head of DOF's bird station in Gedser, revealed in a press release that he had heard of a sighting on the Orkney Islands, but still hadn't expected one to show up in Denmark.

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Far from traditional home
The Eyebrowed Thrush usually spends its winters in northeastern India, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia, and it usually breed in eastern Siberia.

The bird was tagged, measured, weighed and photographed before being released again.

The evidence has been sent to DOF's rare-bird committee, which is tasked with giving the final approval for the new bird. 



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