World's least known bird' found breeding in Afghanistan Reuters | 01/19/2010 3:07 PM NEW YORK â Researchers have found in Afghanistan the first known breeding area of the large-billed reed warbler, which was dubbed in 2007 as "the world's least known bird species." Researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society and Sweden's Gothenburg University said they had found the breeding area in the remote and rugged Wakhan Corridor of north-eastern Afghanistan that has escaped the worst effects of war. They used field observations, museum specimens, DNA sequencing, and the first known audio recording of the species to find the birds and verified the discovery by capturing and releasing almost 20 birds, the largest number ever recorded. A preliminary paper on the finding appears in BirdingASIA, describing the discovery in Afghanistan as "a watershed moment" in the study of this bird. The first specimen of the large-billed reed warbler was discovered in India in 1867 but the second find was not until 2006 in Thailand. More http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/features/01/19/10/worlds-least-known-bird-found-breeding-afghanistan?