NEW YORK — A new species of songbird has been discovered in the United States.
The bird is named Dictyophora cuscus, a name derived from the Greek word for the “Cyrus” in Greek mythology, and the species has been named for its resemblance to the songbird in the film “Cats and Dogs.”
The species was discovered in a remote area of southern New Mexico and has a long and slender neck that can grow up to six inches in length, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
It is also known for its ability to sing.
Its song is so distinctive that scientists have nicknamed it “Capybara,” which translates to “carpenter.”
This new species has a songbird-like body structure and large, elongated wings that have an extra wingbeat, making it an exceptional singing bird.
Dictyo, a member of the songbirds family Cicadas, was discovered by biologists from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornitry, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the University of Utah.
It was discovered and named in a laboratory on the island of Guam, according the National Zoo’s website.
“We’ve been studying these species for years and we never expected to find one like this,” said Charles F. Hays, a Cornell Lab scientist who helped find the species.
“I think the name is a tribute to this bird.
This is not a common species, but I think it’s really special.”
Scientists think the new species may be a new species that has not been identified before.
The Dictymas were thought to have disappeared from the island for over a century.
Hays said the song may be unique in the genus because of its ability, with the help of acoustic sensors, to sing in such a way that a song bird would not be able to recognize it.
“It has a really distinctive and distinctive singing sound that has a range that goes from the base of the neck to the tip of the tail,” Hays said.
“It’s not the same kind of sound that you hear in a songcatcher.”
Scientists hope to identify this new species by studying the feathers, which may show its species name.