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The Earth's Most Unique Birds at High Risk of Extinction: Studying 99% of All Living Bird Species

The Earth’s Most Unique Birds at High Risk of Extinction: Studying 99% of All Living Bird Species

Agami heron (Agamia agami). Credit: Joe Tobias Bird species with extreme or uncommon combinations of traits face the highest risk of extinction, a new study finds. The results are published in the journal Functional ecology. A new study by researchers at Imperial College London reveals that the planet’s most unique birds are also the most …

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US grants protections to rare Midwestern bird as prairie suffers

US grants protections to rare Midwestern bird as prairie suffers

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) – The U.S. government on Thursday announced protections for two populations of a rare grassland bird found in parts of the Midwest, including one of the nation’s most prolific oil and gas fields. The range of the Little Prairie Chicken covers part of the oil-rich Permian Basin along the New Mexico and …

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