Large-Billed Reed Warbler is a rare bird that has been found only after some 140 years. It was declared lost in India found alive and living in Thailand last march. It now is the latest craze and excitement for the Ornithologists around the world. Found in Sutlej valley Himachal Pradesh last spotted in 1867.
birdwatchers in Kolkata, who say they saw it feeding amidst the tall bamboos of Narendrapur, a town 10 kms from the West Bengal capital. The wetland bird, a litte smaller than a house sparrow, has a longer beak than the sparrow, has an olive-brown back with a whitish underside, and “is drab in appearance”.
A “lost” large-billed reed warbler discovered in Thailand. Photograph: Philip Round/The Wetland Trust