The Eastern Himalayas are home to a staggering number of different types of birds, one tenth of all known birds species can be found in the region. In 2014, this spotted wren-babbler (Elachura formosa) was added to the taxonomic records for the first time. It is the only member of a unique family of birds—Elachura. Males have a distinctive high-pitched call, which is how biologists discovered this species, which closely resembles known species of wrens and wren-babblers. Molecular sequencing confirmed that the bird in fact is a unique species.