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Jul 18, 2017

World most unusual and endangered owl...

Forest Owlet
(Heteroglaux blewitti)

Photo by PM Ladd/ZSL

The Forest Owlet was declared in 2014 to be the most endangered owl in the world. It was selected by scientists from the Zoological Society of London and Yale University because of its habitat loss in an extremely small and fragmented population in central India.   The scientists rated the top 100 bird species, of the world's 9,993 bird species, according to their evolutionary distinctiveness and global extinction risk, to determine the most unusual and endangered birds.  
The most endangered bird, of any species in the world, is the Giant Ibis, pictured in a FLPA/Alamy photo (below) of which just 230 estimated pairs remain in the wild, in Cambodia. 

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