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Bird commonly found in Asia spotted by enthusiasts in Alaska

Dec. 5, 2017 at 11:56 p.m.


SITKA, Alaska — Bird watchers have spotted a rare thrush in Alaska.

The dusky thrush, which is commonly found in Asia, has only been spotted a few times in Alaska, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported. Bird enthusiast Matt Goff reported seeing one Friday in Sitka.

Word of Goff's sighting spread quickly and enthusiasts from all over flocked to the Crescent Harbor in hopes of catching a glimpse.

One out-of-state enthusiast even flew in from the East Coast to see the bird, Goff said.

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