Slender-billed curlew. Extinct?

The RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and other partners have launched a last push to find one of the world’s rarest birds.

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They have issued a call to search for and find any remaining populations of Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris. This announcement was made at the Ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS COP 9), in Rome, Italy, 1-5 December.

Classified as Critically Endangered, Slender-billed Curlew is the rarest species found in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, with no confirmed records since 1999

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Comments

  1. #1 bharat rughani
    December 19, 2008

    may be slender bill curlew see in our aria. also pics. i have.