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A new bird has been found in Laos.
That's really quite cute.
The Indochina mountain ranges have been the "Holy Grail" of zoology for the past twenty years.
The Amazonian rainforest is probably even more promising (in large part thanks to the work of the best living field naturalist, Marc van Roosmalen, one of my "heroes").
In Distortion We Trust
"Louhi spoke in riddled tones of three things to achieve: find and catch the Devil's Moose and bring it here to me. Seize the Stallion born of Fire, harness the Golden Horse. He captured and bound the Moose, he tamed the Golden Horse. Still there remained one final task: hunt for the Bird from the Stream of Death"
-Kalevala, Rune XIII-
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