Posted by: atowhee | July 8, 2016

RUMORS OF EXTINCTION PREMATURE

Spix’s Macaw lives!  Until recently it was believed that Spix’s Macaw was one of the first species to go extinct in this millennium.   It was last seen in the wild in 2000 in Bahia, Brazil. Here is previous story onthe captive breeding programs aiming at saving the species. Now we know the birds are still out there thanks to an alert Brazilian farmer who spotted the bird and then captured video of it.Spixs-macaw--014

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