Extinct Bird Found Before Being Eaten
FEBRUARY 21, 2009
A precious thing, possibly the last of its kind, enjoyed for a few minutes by a human being, then destroyed by another. A rare quail from the Philippines was photographed for the first time before being sold as food at a poultry market, experts say. Figures. Found only on the island of Luzon, Worcester's buttonquail was known solely through drawings based on dated museum specimens collected several decades ago.