Posted by: atowhee | November 14, 2015

TO KILL A KINGFISHER

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.

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  1. That is almost unbelievable.


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