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Pigeon feared extinct found in Samoa
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25-01-2014

A bird cousin of the long lost dodo has been found in Samoa a decade after it was feared they were extinct.

Samoan scientists re-discovered the manumea or tooth-billed pigeon by accident last month.

"One of the team …went outside to hang his wet clothes on the line and heard a noise that attracted his attention,” Samoa Division of Environment and Conservation team leader Moeumu Uili said.

“He looked up to the tree and saw a bird sitting up high on one of the tree branches.”


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