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Extinction Countdown

Bye-Bye Tricolored Blackbird as Population Crashes 44 Percent in 3 Years

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Populations of California’s already endangered tricolored blackbirds (Agelaius tricolor) have fallen by 44 percent since 2011 and 64 percent since 2008, according to a survey coordinated by the University of California, Davis. The state is now home to just 145,000 of these birds, which live almost exclusively in California. Eighty years ago the population numbered [...]

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