Monday, October 31, 2011

almost extinct

/ hihi on bbc wildlife's almost extinct calendar /
every month, almost extinct features another collection of threatened or endangered wildlife who are rapidly disappearing from the planet. i've been following it for several months now and each month has featured wildlife from nz, highlighting the fact that pretty much every native nz animal is on the decline, especially its avian species. this month included the hihi, or stitchbird

luckily you can still spot these guys on nz's mainland and offshore islands like karori and kapiti.

think these guys are super cute? go vote for the stitchbird in forest & birds' annual bird of the year survey. i personally had a hard time picking this year, but went with one of my original faves, the yellow-eyed penguin, or hoiho.

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