From Environment News Service:
Lawsuits Force Listing of Six Rare Birds as Endangered
WASHINGTON, DC, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed six rare birds from around the world as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Fourteen years after first determining these species warranted protection, the Service responded to a series of lawsuits by the Center for Biological Diversity and listed the six bird species, placing a notice in the Federal Register on Wednesday.
The newly protected species are – the black stilt of New Zealand, the caerulean paradise-flycatcher of Indonesia, the giant ibis of Laos and Cambodia, the Gurney’s pitta [see also here] of Myanmar and Thailand, the long-legged thicketbird of Fiji, and the Socorro mockingbird of Mexico.