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A rare, endangered bird hadn't been seen for 140 years — but was just caught on video, scientists say

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An elusive bird has been photographed on an island of Papua New Guinea, the first documentation of the animal since 1882. The black-naped pheasant-pigeon was photographed for the first time in 140 years with a remote camera trap set up by a research team conducting a search of lost birds. The expedition team, working as part of the Search for Lost Birds, had been looking for the bird on Fergusson Island for a month, according to a press release.  The Search for Lost Birds is a collaboration of three conservation and bird groups: Re:wild, founded by Leonardo DiCaprio and a group of conservation scientists, American Bird Conservancy, and BirdLife International, which is a group of 115 national NGOs. The group set up 12 cameras on Mt. Kilkerran, Fergusson's highest mountain. It was the first camera trapping study conducted on the island, and was made difficult by the mountainous terrain. They also set up eight more cameras where hunters had reported seeing the bird in the past.  "It wasn'
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