heath hen


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heath hen

human settlement of U.S. Atlantic Coast contributed to the extinction of these birds. [Ecology: Hammond, 290]
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Similarly, attempts to recreate the lost auroch involve the selective sampling of DNA from several existing 'primitive' breeds of cattle, while Revive & Restore's Heath Hen Project significantly utilises the genetic code of the extinct heath hen's closest living relative, the greater prairie chicken.
Noppadol Paothong, a Thai immigrant and the book's photographer, has spent a decade taking more than 30,000 images documenting prairie chickens, sage grouse and sharptails, plus the range of the extinct heath hen.
Would we still have the ivory-billed woodpecker, the great auk, and the heath hen if the principal populations of those now extinct species had lived in one of the U.