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  New bird species discovered "just in time"
The Calayan Rail is a relative of the internationally familiar Moorhen, with bright red beak and legs contrasting strikingly with its dark plumage.
The Babuyan Islands Expedition team were surveying the birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians of the island group when they discovered the rail in lowland forest on the island of Calayan, at an altitude of 300m.
Calayan is part of the Babuyan group of islands, at the northern end of the Philippines archipelago, and 1,000 kilometres south of the Japanese island of Okinawa.
www.birdlife.org /news/pr/2004/08/calayan_rail.html   (1191 words)

  
  Calayan Rail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Calayan rail (Gallirallus calayanensis) is a flightless bird of the rail, moorhen, and coot family (Rallidae) that inhabits Calayan Island in the Philippines.
Though well-known to natives of the island as the "piding", it was first observed by ornithologist Carmela Española in May 2004 and the discovery officially announced on August 16, 2004.
The Calayan rail is one of the 20 known extant flightless rails.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Calayan_Rail   (255 words)

  
 Unexplained Research - Calayan Rail
A Calayan Rail is held after its discovery by Filipino and British wildlife researchers on the tiny forested island of Calayan in the northern Philippines, in this undated image made available by the expedition.
During a May expedition to Calayan, about 320 miles north of Manila, a team member was walking in the forest when she saw a small group of unfamiliar dark brown birds with distinctive orange-red bills and legs, the British conservation group BirdLife International said in a press release Tuesday.
"The Calayan rail is a relative of the internationally familiar moorhen, with bright red beak and legs contrasting sharply with its dark plumage," BirdLife said in a statement.
www.unexplainedresearch.com /in_the_news/calayan_rail.html   (889 words)

  
 Remarkable rail discovered "just in time"
Exactly one hundred years after the last visit by an ornithologist, a team of bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian specialists arrived in May this year on the island of Calayan, one of the Babuyan Islands in the northernmost part of the Philippines archipelago.
The Babuyan Islands Expedition was jointly led by Carl Oliveros and Genevieve Broad, who had both previously worked on a WWF project to conserve humpback whales in the waters around the island.
They had the support of the Mayor of Calayan, who wants the island and its surrounding waters to be made a protected area.
www.birdlife.org /news/news/2004/08/calayan_rail.html   (754 words)

  
 Local Government Unit of Calayan
The town of Calayan of the Babuyanes Group which lies midway between Aparri and Batanes is composed of the Islands of Calayan Proper, Camiguin, Dalupin and Babuyan Claro.
Other Dominicans assigned in the islands were Father Francisco Capillas, the martyr saint, who was the parish priest in 1639, and Father Martin Real de la Cruz, the first rector of the University of Sto.
Calayan became a municipal district of Batanes in 1896 and became part of Cagayan in 1902.
www.calayan-cagayan.gov.ph /index.php?cat1=2&cat2=1   (798 words)

  
 New bird species discovered in Babuyan Island - INQ7.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Calayan Rail inhabits primary and secondary forest in the island of Calayan, Babuyan Islands, Cagayan.
Calayan is the largest island in the Babuyan island group that lies between Batanes and Luzon.
Calayan island is still largely covered by rainforest and has 8,500 residents.
news.inq7.net /nation/index.php?index=1&story_id=5257   (843 words)

  
 New Flightless Bird Species Discovered in Philippines
In May, Carmela Española was walking in the forest on a remote island in the northern Philippines when she saw a small group of unfamiliar dark brown birds with distinctive orange-red bills and legs in underbrush near a stream.
The Calayan rail is a relative of the internationally familiar moorhen, its bright red beak and legs contrasting with its dark plumage.
The Babuyan Islands Expedition team was on Calayan as part of a 10 week survey of the terrestrial fauna in the islands of Camiguin, Babuyan Claro, Calayan and Dalupiri.
www.ens-newswire.com /ens/aug2004/2004-08-17-05.asp   (809 words)

  
 calayan - Ask.com Search
Calayan is an island and 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines.
It is one of the Babuyan Islands in the Luzon Strait north of Luzon island.
The Calayan rail (Gallirallus calayanensis) is a flightless bird of the rail, moorhen, and coot family (Rallidae) that inhabits Calayan Island...
iwon.ask.com /web?q=calayan&o=10361   (327 words)

  
 Papers on Philippine Birds I.-A Collecting Trip to Calayan and Fuga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The natives of south sea islands still visit the Hawaiian Islands in sail boats and may have carried in former tintes many of the lizards, plants and in- sects that are uow well established there.
Calayan lies about 25 miles north of Fuga and is a little larger than that island being approximately fifteen miles long by seven miles in greatest width.
In many of the islands there is a fl beetle which certainly bears a close resemblance to a large fl wood ant and like it the beetle is usually seen on tree trunks.
elibrary.unm.edu /sora/Condor/files/issues/v008n01/p0012-p0016.html   (2766 words)

  
 Star: Bird can't fly, but has interest soaring
The rail (small wading bird) was found in forest on the island of Calayan by a team of Philippine and British wildlife researchers, Birdlife International announced yesterday.
The bird is a relative of the moorhen, with a bright red beak and legs and dark plumage.
Calayan island was last visited by ornithologists 100 years ago.
www.thestar.co.za /index.php?fSectionId=129&fArticleId=2190998   (201 words)

  
 New Bird Species Found In Philippines
Many of the 8,500 residents of Calayan, an island in the remote Babuyan group in the northern Philippines, knew it was there and occasionally caught it by mistake in their chicken traps.
Now the Calayan rail (Gallirallus calayanensis) is being hailed as a previously unknown species, and moves are afoot to try to ensure it does not become extinct as soon as it has been discovered.
BirdLife International estimates there are up to 200 pairs of rail on the island but fears for their future because they appear to live only in a small part of forest on limestone areas.
rense.com /general56/dpdhil.htm   (478 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Calayan rail (Gallirallus calayanensis) is a flightless bird of the rail, moorhen, and coot family (Rallidae) that inhabits Calayan Island in the Philippines.
Though well-known to natives of the island as the "piding", it was first observed by ornithologist Carmela Española in May 2004 and the discovery officially announced on August 16, 2004.
The Calayan rail is one of the 20 known extant flightless rails.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Calayan_Rail   (242 words)

  
 The Manila Times Internet Edition | REGIONS > ‘Terror’ Cagayan  cop hit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
FUGA ISLAND, Cagayan: The barangay officials and barrio folk of this island off Aparri have urged the Cagayan provincial police to discipline a policeman who is allegedly coddling illegal activities and for threatening the islanders of eviction from their homes.
The 10,000-hectare island is a barangay of Aparri town.
The island folk accused Brillantes of engaging in the illegal cutting of narra trees and other softwood species in the tropical rainforests of the island and transporting the poached timber to mainland Cagayan.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2005/mar/06/yehey/prov/20050306pro2.html   (612 words)

  
 Forest and Bird Media Release
The Island's mayor wants the forests of the island protected which is great news for the survival of the bird," he said.
The Babuyan Islands are in the northernmost part of the Philippines archipelago, lying in deep water between the much larger islands of Luzon and Taiwan.
The population is small, and concentrated on the south of the island.
www.forestandbird.org.nz /mediarelease/2004/0818_rarewekarelative.asp   (878 words)

  
 IOL: Island surprise has 'bird man' beaming
But the forests of Calayan island, a part of the Babuyan group of islands, 520km north of Manila, turned up a surprise find for the team of Filipino and British volunteers - a new species of bird that appears to be flightless.
While the birds, named the Calayan rail after the island, were known as "piding" to local residents who sometimes eat them, Oliveros noted that the species was unknown to science and appeared endemic to the island that can only be reached by a 10-hour boat ride.
Llopis said a circumferential road being built on the island was far from the forested area where the Calayan rail was found.
www.int.iol.co.za /?set_id=1&click_id=143&art_id=qw1093243864219B216   (950 words)

  
 New Bird Species Discovered “Just In Time” -- Freedom ...
The Babuyan Islands Expedition team were surveying the birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians of the island group when they discovered the rail in lowland forest on the island of Calayan, at an altitude of 300 m.
She added that the Calayan community is concerned about the future of the island’s environment and natural resources.
The Babuyan Islands Expedition team saw adult and juvenile birds on several occasions over the following days, within a two-kilometre range of their rainforest camp, and estimated there are probably 100-200 pairs in the area.
www.freedomunderground.org /view.php?v=3&t=3&aid=8458   (869 words)

  
 Calayan Rail: New bird discovered in Babuyan Islands
The discovery was made by a team of nine volunteer wildlife researches from the Philippines and the United Kingdom, who conducted a survey of birds, mammals, repriles, and amphibians on the islands from April to June.
Eighteen of the 20 living species of the flightless rail are considered threatened, and the majority of the rail species that have become extinct since 1600 were flightless, said a 1998 handbook on rails.
Altough it orange-red bill and legs look similar to the Okinawa Rail from the Ryukyu Islands in Japan, the Calayan Rail does not have a white stripe below the eye and fl white barring in its underparts, said Gonzalez, who is one of the authors of the scientific paper describing the new species.
www.lakbaypilipinas.com /flora_and_fauna/calayan-rail.html   (880 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | New bird spotted in Philippines
The discovery of the Calayan rail is described in Forktail, a journal of Asian ornithology published by the OBC.
The researchers, the Babuyan Islands expedition team, were surveying the birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians of the Babuyan group at the northern end of the Philippines archipelago.
On 11 May one of the team, Carmela Espanola, was walking in the forest almost 1,000 feet (300 m) up the slopes of Calayan when she spotted a small group of unfamiliar dark brown birds with distinctive orange-red bills and legs near a stream.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/3569160.stm   (548 words)

  
 Pakistan Times | PT Wire: New bird species found in Philippines
The bird, dubbed the "Calayan Rail", is the size of a small crow and has dark brown plumage and bright orange-red legs and beak, said Carl Oliveros, who helped lead the expedition that found it.
Local residents of Calayan island said the bird was known as "piding" and that they had even caught it for food in the past but they were unaware it was an
The joint team of Filipino and British researchers scoured Calayan, which is 70 kilometers (43.4 miles) north of the main Philippine island of Luzon and can only be reached by boat, for months before finding the creature.
www.pakistantimes.net /2004/08/18/wire4.htm   (250 words)

  
 Asia Finest Discussion Forum > New bird species discovered in Calayan !
The bird, named the "Calayan Rail," is the size of a small crow and has dark brown plumage and bright orange-red legs and beak, said Carl Oliveros, who helped lead the joint Filipino-British expedition that found it.
Filipino wildlife biologist Carmela Española made the discovery in May when she saw a group of unfamiliar birds foraging in the undergrowth as she was walking through the rainforest.
The government’s Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau said Calayan was not listed under the official protected wildlife areas but the discovery of the new bird species might help in efforts to have the area covered as well.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/lofiversion/index.php/t15386.html   (1368 words)

  
 New bird species found: Sci-Tech: News: News24
The bird, dubbed the "Calayan Rail", is the size of a small crow and has dark brown plumage and bright orange-red legs and beak, said Carl Oliveros, who helped lead the expedition that found it.
Local residents of Calayan island said the bird was known as "piding" and that they had even caught it for food in the past but they were unaware it was an unknown species.
The joint team of Filipino and British researchers scoured Calayan, which is 70 kilometres north of the main Philippine island of Luzon and can only be reached by boat, for months before finding the creature.
www.news24.com /News24/Technology/News/0,,2-13-1443_1574061,00.html   (297 words)

  
 Researchers find new species of flightless bird - guampdn.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
New discovery: A Calayan Rail is held after its discovery by Filipino and British wildlife researchers on the tiny forested island of Calayan in the northern Philippines, in this undated image made available by the expedition.
Unlike its close relative the moorhen, the Calayan rail is ''almost certainly flightless'' and may be new to science, the British conservation group BirdLife International said in a press release Tuesday.
It said that although the bird is not thought to be under immediate threat, the development of roads on the island of about 8,500 people may lead to new settlements, resulting in loss of habitat and the introduction of predators such as cats and rats.
www.guampdn.com /communities/news/stories/20040821/bayanihan/1087200.html   (420 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Camiguin Island is one of the five islands off the the northern coast of Luzon known as the Babuyan Islands.
It is one of the four islands in the municipality of Calayan and proviance of Cagayan.
The main seat of government is in Calayan Island where the municipality hall is located.
www.joshuainman.org /camiguinreport.html   (826 words)

  
 It can't fly and sounds like a trumpet, but new bird delights ornithologists | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
Many of the 8,500 residents of Calayan, an island in the remote Babuyan group in the northern Philippines, knew it was there and occasionally caught it by mistake in their chicken traps.
Now the Calayan rail (Gallirallus calayanensis) is being hailed as a previously unknown species, and moves are afoot to try to ensure it does not become extinct as soon as it has been discovered.
BirdLife International estimates there are up to 200 pairs of rail on the island but fears for their future because they appear to live only in a small part of forest on limestone areas.
www.guardian.co.uk /conservation/story/0,13369,1285425,00.html   (518 words)

  
 New bird species discovered in Calayan ! - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
A NEW bird species, which is believed to be found nowhere else in the world, has been discovered on the remote island of Calayan, 70 km north of Luzon.
The researchers had been doing an inventory of wildlife in Calayan — which is one of a volcanic chain of the Babuyan islands off Luzon and can only be reached by boat — for weeks before finding the creature.
Islanders said the bird was known as "piding" and that they had even caught it for food in the past but they were unaware it was a previously unclassified species, according to Oliveros.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=15386   (1347 words)

  
 BBC - Gloucestershire Features - Bird discovery
The lecturer, who'll begin teaching Aquatic Sciences at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire in September 2004, led a team to the remote island of Calayan in the northern Philippines, and returned home with news of the discovery of an entirely new species of flightless bird.
The creature, dubbed the "Calayan Rail", is the size of a small crow, has dark brown plumage and bright orange-red legs and beak, and is related to the moorhen.
There are about 8500 people on Calayan Island who know it as "piding", but it hasn't been seen by other scientists before.
www.bbc.co.uk /gloucestershire/focus/2004/08/bird_discovery.shtml   (416 words)

  
 WWF | Global Challenges | Educating Future Leaders | Bird Discovery
Española recently completed her degree and is working on the team that is conducting a wildlife survey of the Babuyan island group in the Philippines.
Ornithologists last surveyed the island where the bird was discovered, Calayan, 100 years ago.
The Calayan rail is flightless or nearly so, and it belongs to a bird family that includes coots and moorhens.
www.worldwildlife.org /challenges/efn_discovery.cfm   (242 words)

  
 The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 83
The researchers had been doing an inventory of wildlife in Calayan, which is one of a volcanic chain of islands off the main Philippine island of Luzon and can only be reached by boat, for weeks before finding the creature.
Filipino wildlife biologist Carmela Espanola made the discovery in May when she saw a group of unfamiliar birds foraging in the undergrowth as she was walking through the rainforest.
Christened the Calayan Rail, the bird with its bright and orange-led legs and beak is believed to be only found in the Philippines.
www.thedailystar.net /2004/08/18/d40818011111.htm   (480 words)

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