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The South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher was first discovered 130 years ago in 1890.
Since then, it's eluded scientists for over a hundred years because of how difficult it is to see and how is quietly darts from perch to perch, seemingly invisible.
In March 2020, a Filipino biologist, Miguel David De Leon, was able to capture the ultra-rare and mysterious bird.
Photographed for the first time in the history of mankind, presenting the South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher!
Story via Esquire Mag