Posted by: atowhee | November 14, 2015


Here’s the story: rare bird discovered and killed for science.  Discuss.

Surely in this age of DNA and mist-netting it is not necessary to kill a rare bird to learn what we want to know.  Besides there is much to learn from watching a living bird as opposed to simply dissecting a corpse and analyzing its biochemistry.  Let’s hope the next Moustanched Kingfisher is seen by a birder, not a biologist.



  1. That is almost unbelievable.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: