Lisu wren babbler and Grey-bellied wren babbler

Lisu wren babbler and Grey-bellied wren babbler

Why in news :

  • Recently, birdwatchers trekked to a peak in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district in search of the rare and elusive grey-bellied wren babbler.
  • But, they recorded a new species of songbird they called it as the Lisu wren babbler, named after the local community LISU.

Grey-bellied wren babbler :

  • It is mostly found in Myanmar with some birds occurring in adjoining China and Thailand.
  • There has been only one previous report of this bird from India.
  • The belly of grey bellied wren babbler is grey as the name denotes.
  • Its natural habitat is subtropical moist montane forest.
  • It is classified as a Species of Least Concern by the IUCN.

Grey-bellied wren babbler

Lisu wren babbler :

  • It is a newly found in the state of Arunachal Pradesh’s Mugafi peak.
  • Unlike, the grey bellied wren babbler it has white belly.

Lisu wren babbler

Syllabus : prelims; Environment – new species found

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