Extinct Worcester’s Quail Extinct Again

rare-quail

Can people really be this stupid?

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

“What if this was the last of its species?” he said.

Worcester’s buttonquail was known only through illustrations based on decades-old museum specimens until a television crew documented the live bird in the market before it was sold in January, NationalGeographic.com reported.

Scientists had suspected the bird, found only on the island of Luzon, to be extinct, according to NationalGeographic.com.

Wild Bird Club of the Philippines President Michael Lu, told the Agence France-Press news agency that it’s unfortunate that the locals aren’t more conscious of the threatened wildlife around them.

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And the dumb sumbitches from NatGeo couldn’t even save the last known living bird from a species? Even after filming a story about it? Unbelievable.

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One Response

  1. Well, it makes a better story that way.

    Dumbasses.

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