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Extinct Bird Found, Photographed & Then Eaten

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A rare Worcester’s buttonquail (Turnix worcesteri), a probable female, which is also locally known as the Philippines quail, is shown being photographed while being held by a bird hunter in Caraballo (above).

The bird, thought to be extinct, was photographed for the first time in the Philippines, and then sold to a poultry market as food.

Found only on the island of Luzon, Worcester’s buttonquail was known solely through drawings based on dated museum specimens collected several decades ago.

I really don’t know what to say on behalf of my peoples. I wonder how it was prepared.

via Cyptomundo via Boing Boing

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February 24, 2009 - Posted by | Humor, News, Oddities | , , , , ,

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