Extinct Bird Rediscovered Then Eaten

Thanks to boing boing for this hilarious piece.

A very very rare meal - only in the Philippines

A very very rare meal - only in the Philippines

This rare Worcester’s buttonquail, thought by scientists to be extinct, was recently photographed in the Philippines by a TV crew and then sold for food at a market. Over at Cryptomundo, Loren Coleman summarizes various news reports on the matter. From Cryptomundo:

Found only on the island of Luzon, Worcester’s buttonquail was known solely through drawings based on dated museum specimens collected several decades ago…

Wild Bird Club of the Philippines President Michael Lu asked a question that naturally came to my mind: “What if this was the last of its species?”

He told the Agence France-Press news agency that it’s unfortunate that the locals aren’t more conscious of the threatened wildlife around them.

That’s right, we are not conscious at all. Threatened wildlife is just a synonym of a good meal. If dinosaurs are suddenly discovered in the deep forests of Mindanao, then head straight to the nearest restaurant, eatery, carenderia to taste it. Welcome to the Philippines!

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~ by Kevin on February 20, 2009.

5 Responses to “Extinct Bird Rediscovered Then Eaten”

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  3. No wonder it’s Worcester’s quail. I heard it goes well with Worcestershire sauce.

  4. Hi Kevin! Added you up in my blogroll. Thanks!

  5. Hahaha Worcestershire sauce! you crack me up hahaha

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