Extinction Week on 10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds

Others are only known from a specimen or two sitting in the drawer of a research institution. Djibouti Francolin. Passenger Pigeon. Kioea. Broad-billed Parrot. Alaotra Grebe. Saint Helena Cuckoo. Grand Cayman Thrush. Ascencion Crake. Kakawahie. What do the eight birds above have in common? They are all extinct. They all went extinct since 1500 and they are only eight of the nearly two hundred species that have blinked out since then.

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