Wednesday, June 05, 2002


"Extinct" Bird Still Alive in Brazil

The Golden-crowned Manakin (Pipra vilasboasi), discovered and named by German-born ornithologist Helmut Sick in the Amazonian region of Brazil in 1957 but not seen since, was presumed extinct. But it has recently been rediscovered--a single male observed several hundred miles from the site of the original discovery. The bad news is that the species' habitat is threatened by logging.

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