"Extinct" Bird Seen, Eaten

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  1. mangudai954

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    PHOTO IN THE NEWS: "Extinct" Bird Seen, Eaten


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    February 18, 2009-A rare quail from the Philippines was photographed for the first time before being sold as foodat a poultry market, experts say.

    Found only on the island of Luzon, Worcester's buttonquail was known solely through drawings based on dated museum specimens collected several decadesago.

    Scientists had suspected the species-listed as "data deficient" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's 2008 Red List-wasextinct.

    (See related bird photo: "Rare 'Smiling' Bird Photographedin Colombia.")

    A TV crew documented the live bird in the market (above) before it was sold in January, according to the Agence France-Press news agency.

    Michael Lu, president of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, told AFP the bird's demise should inspire a "local consciousness" about the region'sthreatened wildlife.

    "What if this was the last of its species?" Lu said.

    However, the buttonquail is from a "notoriously cryptic and unobtrusive family of birds," according to the nonprofit Birdlife International, sothe species may survive undetected in other regions.

    Interesting to say the least.


     
  2. jordanhead2

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    For some reason, I want to feel the feathers
     
  3. MPLS612

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    Interesting, reminds me of this episode. Most Baller #hit EVER.[​IMG]
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  4. agentarenas

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  5. abernja

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    It's sad to see animals and other natural habitats being polluted and turned extinct due to our human irresponsibilty.
     
  6. infamousod

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    was it fried or grilled?
     
  7. carlosdapaperboy

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    since it was eaten I guess it's extinct again. How ironic....
     
  8. fraij da 5 11

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    [​IMG] heard about this on the radio... i think Cowherd was goin off about this [​IMG]
     
  9. r33p04s

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    ^ don't think you can chalk this to human irresponsibility...it was a long extinct bird how are the people providing it at market or buying supposed toknow not to eat it...
     
  10. la213espg

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    That would have made a nice pet...
     
  11. jiggaman414

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  12. mjbetch

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    hooray for the filipinos eating it! lol
     
  13. jpzx

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    A wild PIDGEY appears!
     
  14. kevenmayne

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    Thats a raw %@* bird [​IMG]

    But not even close to the Guatemalan Quetzal [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  15. wkn916

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    interesting. poor bird.
     
  16. tupac jordan

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    Quail is delicious. If y'all want to try it go to a Vietnamese restaurant.
     
  17. hyphysole

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    that bird looks badass
     
  18. thagreatj

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    hypebeast.[​IMG]
     
  19. fromthatown

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    Come to one of my house parties, I can marinate and throw down quail like it's no one's business. My pops can throw down quail too.
     
  20. thizzbaby

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    that's funny *%* hell.

    it can't be the lazt one tho... i mean there have to be 2 to mate and make that one right? hopefully there's a few more around
     
  21. frankie valentino

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    DAMN YOU CRUX
     
  22. krazyg

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    Nice.
     
  23. mixednuts

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    poor pokemon...
     
  24. superantigen

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    You mad cause he's stylin' on you...

    Step your Ornithology game up fam...

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]...jk
     
  25. wildout4

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    turned it into adobo