Originally posted on Summit County Citizens Voice:
Native bird has nearly been extirpated from the West
By Summit Voice
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed Endangered Species Act protection for the brids, following a 2011 agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed protection decisions for 757 imperiled species nationwide.
The flashy bird, with a long tail and white markings on it wings, has long been listed as a species of concern by Colorado wildlife biologists, as their numbers have dropped drastically since the early 20th century. Click here to read a Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory report on yellow-billed cuckoos in Colorado.
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