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Dec 15, 2016

Back from the brink...

Photo by Alistair Homer / RSPB / PA
Montserrat Oriole ~ one of world's rarest birds
Icterus oberi
The Montserrat Oriole, one of the world's rarest birds, has been brought back from the edge of extinction.   It is no longer critically endangered, according to the latest Red List of Threatened Species issued by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).   The bird species has been moved to the lower-risk category 'vulnerable to extinction'.
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