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Eliminate predators to save unusual birds
New Zealanders across their home country are embracing an environmental goal so ambitious, it's been compared to putting a man on the moon! It intends to rid the nation of every last stoat, possum and rat, thereby giving a second chance to the unusual birds that ruled this South Pacific nation before humans arrived 800 years ago. One such unusual bird is the Tui, or Parson Bird (pictured above), seen perching on a tree trunk at the Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellington, North Island, New Zealand. I wonder what birdbrain came up with this idea?
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