Rare Smiling Bird

From National Geographic.

Call him the Mona Lisa of the bird kingdom.

The rare recurve-billed bushbird, recently rediscovered by scientists in Colombia after a 40-year absence, sports a curving beak that gives the illusion of an enigmatic smile.

This photograph, taken by a conservationist with the Colombia-based nonprofit FundaciĆ³n ProAves, is the first ever taken of a live bushbird.


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