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Baltimore1937
10-01-2015, 11:48 PM
We need a thread for rare birds! Here's a post to start it off:

http://news.discovery.com/animals/mustached-bird-photographed-for-first-time-then-killed-151001.htm

Baltimore1937
10-03-2015, 09:56 PM
Anybody hear or read anything about Ivory-bills lately?

http://www.ibwo.org/index.php

The above ^ website seems to be "dead in the water".

AJL
10-05-2015, 03:51 AM
^ Not since the flurry of activity around a decade ago. IIRC the video evidence was not quite strong enough to establish it was an ivory rather than a pileated, and so I guess scientists are still unsure about its status.

Baltimore1937
10-06-2015, 12:11 AM
Tristram's Woodpecker (North Korea):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tristram%27s_woodpecker

I just can't resist showing this North Korean Woodpecker. It died out in South Korea, as well as on Tsushima Island..

Baltimore1937
10-13-2015, 09:32 PM
Here's another victim of us humans (Hornbill):

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34504217

Baltimore1937
10-24-2015, 09:56 PM
Okinawa Woodpecker:

http://www.soapinterop.org/2014/okinawa-woodpecker/

It is related to the Bay Woodpecker, which I saw in Vietnam.

Baltimore1937
10-31-2015, 10:58 AM
Hawaiian rarities:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/study-predicts-grim-future-for-hawaiis-rarest-forest-birds_56326339e4b0631799117b84

Baltimore1937
11-05-2015, 02:23 PM
Hawaiian Petrels:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hawaii-petrel-rescue-operation_563a7a37e4b0411d306f7503

Baltimore1937
11-06-2015, 02:25 AM
New Zealand flightless parrot:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28435-vitamin-supplements-could-save-critically-endangered-kakapo/

Baltimore1937
11-09-2015, 10:03 AM
One of my favorite endangered species:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_eagle

I saw a living specimen of the Philippine Eagle in the Frankfurt, Germany zoo, back in the 1970s. It made the Harpy Eagle in the next cage look like a chicken hawk next to its noble bearing.

Baltimore1937
11-13-2015, 05:26 PM
Some rarities in there:

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/bigyear201510/

Baltimore1937
11-30-2015, 11:07 AM
Megellanic Woodpecker of Chile/Argentina:

http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=321821

Baltimore1937
12-18-2015, 09:51 AM
Darwin's Finches in trouble:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/finches-charles-darwin-extinct-study-finds_56738a63e4b06fa6887cdd1d

Baltimore1937
01-07-2016, 03:10 PM
Military vs. little birdie:

http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/01/06/us-military-base-could-wipe-out-rare-bird-bounced-back-extinction?cmpid=tp-ptnr-huffpost&utm_source=huffpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=tp-traffic

The military does a good job of wildlife conservation in the USA proper, it should be noted.

Baltimore1937
01-30-2016, 03:05 AM
Extinct big bird in Australia done in by humans:

http://www.livescience.com/53528-humans-contributed-to-flightless-birds-extinction.html

Baltimore1937
02-12-2016, 10:46 PM
Oldest wild bird (a Laysan Albatross)...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wisdom-oldest-bird-chick-kukini_us_56bd25c3e4b08ffac1249af8

Baltimore1937
03-29-2016, 10:05 AM
I always thought the California Condor was the Biggesrt:

http://blog.nature.org/science/2016/03/09/can-drones-help-monitor-vultures-on-mongolias-eastern-steppe/?src=e.nature.loc_b3&lu=1323141&autologin=true

estevard
03-31-2016, 05:10 AM
Blink and you'll miss it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_parrot

George Chandler
04-02-2016, 07:35 PM
One of my favorite endangered species:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_eagle

I saw a living specimen of the Philippine Eagle in the Frankfurt, Germany zoo, back in the 1970s. It made the Harpy Eagle in the next cage look like a chicken hawk next to its noble bearing.

Beautiful bird.

Baltimore1937
06-30-2016, 04:40 AM
Rarest Sandpiper:

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160627-these-people-are-stealing-birds-eggs-to-save-the-species

Baltimore1937
11-21-2016, 10:52 AM
Rarest Australian parrot rescue efforts:

http://mashable.com/2016/11/21/orange-bellied-parrot-extinction/?utm_cid=mash-com-social-huffpo-partner#qXwR3F8Dhmq4

Baltimore1937
01-26-2017, 06:31 AM
Well, does it or doesn't it still exist?

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/01/25/extinct-or-not-new-study-claims-extinct-ivory-billed-woodpecker-is-still-alive.html

Baltimore1937
01-27-2017, 06:38 PM
Source article on Ivory=bill status:

http://www.heliyon.com/article/e00230/

and this website:

http://ivorybills.blogspot.com

Baltimore1937
09-07-2017, 02:40 PM
Sultanate of Brunei for rarities:

http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/brunei-bridge-rainforest-eco/index.html

Baltimore1937
10-04-2017, 10:50 AM
What did hurricane Maria do to those almost extinct Puerto Rican Parrots, I wonder:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rican_amazon

Baltimore1937
12-01-2017, 08:57 AM
Source article on Ivory=bill status:

http://www.heliyon.com/article/e00230/

and this website:

http://ivorybills.blogspot.com

another interesting source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campephilus

Mathivanan
12-19-2017, 12:57 PM
The Philippine eagle also is known as the monkey-eating eagle or great Philippine eagle, is an eagle of the family Accipitridae endemic to forests in the Philippines.

Baltimore1937
03-31-2018, 11:14 PM
A new paper on the luckless CAROLINA PARAKEET:

https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2018/03/31/the_tragic_story_of_americas_only_native_parrot_11 0593.html

Baltimore1937
06-24-2018, 05:34 AM
Rare blue macaw to be re-introduced in Brazil:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/dozens-last-blue-macaws-reintroduced-brazil-204525512.html

Baltimore1937
12-28-2018, 08:28 PM
Almost extinct duck saved in the nick of time:

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46703335

Baltimore1937
04-18-2019, 04:51 PM
Status of New Zealand's rare parrot:

https://news.yahoo.com/kakapow-rare-worlds-fattest-parrot-record-breeding-season-065032899.html

Baltimore1937
05-01-2019, 07:37 AM
Look at this magnificent rare Bird (Philippine Eagle):

http://www.edgeofexistence.org/species/philippine-eagle/

Sorry for the repeat, but the article is an interesting addition.

Baltimore1937
05-12-2019, 06:55 AM
More Kakapo news:

http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/sex-life-chubby-new-zealand-parrot-gets-boost-technology-190430-99-19609

Baltimore1937
07-22-2019, 01:23 AM
California Condor news:

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/21/743901094/once-nearly-dead-as-the-dodo-california-condor-comeback-reaches-1-000-chicks

Baltimore1937
11-28-2019, 06:30 PM
Not to forget the GREAT AUK:

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50563953

Baltimore1937
12-22-2019, 08:07 AM
The Bahamas Nuthatch not quite extinct:

https://www.audubon.org/news/the-bahama-nuthatch-thought-be-lost-hurricanes-not-extinct-yet

Baltimore1937
04-28-2020, 07:58 PM
Article about the extinct PASSENGER PIGEON:

https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2020/04/28/why_north_americas_most_prodigious_bird_went_extin ct_in_the_1900s_111375.html

Piquerobi
04-28-2020, 08:19 PM
Considered one of the rarest:

https://www.sciencealert.com/the-world-s-rarest-bird-has-just-been-sighted-again-in-brazil


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kennystone
06-24-2020, 12:18 PM
We have Black grouse at risk of extinction in Ukraine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_grouse

Piquerobi
07-11-2020, 02:03 AM
Rare birds from Madagascar:


The island is home to almost 250 different species of birds with 44% of them found nowhere else in the world.
https://travel2madagascar.com/rare-birds-madagascar/

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