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New hope for critically endangered Tanzanian tailorbird

Date posted: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Long-billed Forest-warbler, endemic to Tanzania, is thriving in its natural habitat.

Field team collecting tailorbird data © Norbert Cordeiro

One of the world’s rarest birds appears to occur in slightly higher numbers than previously thought. The bird is also responding positively to conservation efforts that involve working with farmers to allow re-growth of vegetation necessary for the birds. This has offered the opportunity for the bird to recolonise some areas, in what bird conservation experts say provides new hope for the species’ small population found only in Tanzania, East Africa.

About 100 – 200 pairs of the Long-billed Forest-warbler...(read full story here)

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