Fight against birds becoming extinct

This video is about kakapos, endangered parrots of New Zealand. These are 2 chicks hand reared from eggs in 1998.

From British daily The Independent:

World’s birds on death row: Race against time to save 189 species from extinction

The world’s most ambitious bird conservation project will be launched this week amid evidence that hunting and loss of habitat has caused species to disappear at an unprecedented rate. …

Their names are some of the most evocative in the bird world: the gorgeted wood-quail, sapphire-bellied hummingbird, Alagoas foliage-gleaner, Pernambuco pygmy-owl and Iquitos gnatcatcher (some of which have never been photographed), Bulo Burti boubou (a shrike, discovered in Somalia in 1988), the kakapo (the world’s only flightless, nocturnal parrot), and the turquoise-throated puffleg, a hummingbird so rare no one has seen it since 1850.

Endangered British birds: here.

The northern pygmy-owl is among the smallest of North America’s owls, but until recently much of its life was a big mystery: here.

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