That headline made me sit up. Since it is really rare that new species are found, and when they are discovered it is often in the rainforest. But what made this so cool is that the bird’s habitat is on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Which is a first as far as I am aware.
It is well known that birds play an important role when it comes to dispersing seeds. But scientists at University of Washington just discovered that for chili seeds passing through the bird’s digestive system increases their viability. When I read it, I must admit that it made sense to me.