The Worldโ€™s Most Distinct Birds Are Going Extinct Fastest

Extinctions drive far greater declines in species with extreme physical attributes and unique ecological strategies, and this has far-reaching impacts as important ecosystem services are irretrievably lost

ยฉ by GrrlScientist for Forbes | Twitter | Newsletter

The great hornbill (Buceros bicornis), also known as the concave-casqued hornbill, great Indian hornbill or great pied hornbill, is one of the larger members of the hornbill family. It occurs in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is officially listed as โ€˜Vulnerableโ€™ to extinction. (Credit: Shantanu Kuveskar / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Thanks to runaway climate change, Earth is experiencing a global mass extinctionโ€ฆ

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