Discovery of ‘Lisu Wren Babbler’ bird in Arunachal Pradesh

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Discovery of ‘Lisu Wren Babbler’ bird in Arunachal Pradesh

  • Recently a new songbird has been discovered by ornithologists in Arunachal Pradesh. He named it ‘Lisu Wren Babbler’ after the Lisu community of the state.

Wren Babbler:

  • The belly of this bird is white in colour. Its vocalization is similar to that of the naga wren babbler.
  • About 20 species of small Asian birds belong to the babbler family.
  • Prominent examples include the grey-bellied wren babbler, long-tailed wren babbler etc.
  • This bird is 10-15 cm long and has a short tail. Its beak is short and straight. It is mainly found in South Asia

Lisu Community

  • The Lisu are a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group that inhabit the mountainous regions of Myanmar (Burma), southwest China, Thailand and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Their houses are made of wood and bamboo and they cultivate hill rice and maize.
  • In India the Lisu people are called “Yobin”.
  • In the early 1980s, the Lisu people living in India did not have Indian citizenship, as they were considered refugees from Myanmar. In 1994, he was given Indian citizenship.
  • Lisu transmit their history from one generation to the next in the form of songs.

Source – The Hindu

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