‘Extinct’ Táchira antpitta rediscovered in Venezuela


Táchira antpitta

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA today:

“Lost” Antpitta Rediscovered

After a 60-year absence, the secretive Táchira Antpitta has been rediscovered in Venezuela. Until now, four specimens from the 1950s provided scant information about the species. Continued deforestation and human conflict in its home range mean that time is of the essence to save this critically endangered species. Read about the exciting rediscovery.

Did you know that more than 50 seemingly lost birds have been rediscovered since 2000? Read more in our Living Bird feature, “Lost Birds: The Search to Rediscover Species that Might Not be Extinct.”

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