By Dan Vergano

A long-sought breeding ground of one of the world’s rarest birds has turned up in Afghanistan, conservation scientists report.

In the journal BirdingASIA, a team led by Robert Timmins of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) report the tagging of twenty large-billed reed warblers, Acrocephalus orinus, at a site in the Pamir Mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan, “an oasis for more than 50 species of resident and migratory birds,” according to the study.

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