Extinct Bird Found Before Being Eaten
FEBRUARY 21, 2009
A rare quail from the Philippines was photographed for the first time before being sold as food at a poultry market, experts say. Scientists had suspected the species—listed as "data deficient" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's 2008 Red List—was extinct. Figures. A precious thing, possibly the last of its kind, enjoyed for a few minutes by a human being, then destroyed by another.