View Full Version : Newfound Galapagos Bird Species Already Went Extinct

08-17-2016, 02:30 PM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/newfound-galapagos-bird-species-already-went-extinct-195144442.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/vFrVIoANJDl_6uuRX.rNkQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PT EzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/LiveScience.com/galapagos-vermilion-flycatcher-isabela-island-1.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Newfound Galapagos Bird Species Already Went Extinct" align="left" title="Newfound Galapagos Bird Species Already Went Extinct" border="0" /></a>A newly discovered species of brilliant red songbird has almost certainly already vanished from its home in the Galápagos Islands, in what is the first known songbird extinction on the island chain in modern times. Using genetic techniques, researchers recently learned that the Galápagos vermilion flycatcher was once at least two species: Pyrocephalus nanus, which is still found across most of the island chain, and Pyrocephalus dubius, which hasn&#039;t been seen since 1987 but used to live only on San Cristóbal Island. Unfortunately, P. nanus, still known as the Galápagos vermilion flycatcher, is now also in decline, said study researcher Jack Dumbacher, the curator of ornithology and mammalogy at the California Academy of Sciences (Cal Academy) in San Francisco.</p><br clear="all"/>