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Old 01-09-2011, 05:31 PM
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Default First New U.S. Bird Species in Decades—Already Extinct?

First New U.S. Bird Species in Decades—Already Extinct?
Hawaiian seabird confirmed as new species from single preserved specimen.

A Bryan's shearwater pictured during the species' last known sighting, over a decade ago in Hawaii.
Photograph courtesy Reginald David, Smithsonian Institution

A new bird species has been discovered in the U.S. for the first time in nearly 30 years—but the species may have already flown the coop for good, a new study says.
Scientists in Washington, D.C., identified the tiny seabird, dubbed Bryan's shearwater (Puffinus bryani), from a single specimen collected in 1963 at Midway Atoll (map) in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Though the bird had been thought to be a new species, it took a recent DNA analysis to confirme that fact

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Old 08-09-2011, 11:15 PM
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:07 PM
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Maybe they're out there somewhere... What a cutie as well :(
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