Amazing turquoise blue parrot
At least seven bird species have already gone extinct in recent years, claims a new study by the BirdLife Organization.
The well-known azure bird from the movie „Rio“ is among many of them.
In the well-known animated picture, the birds fought for their very lives as Blu travelled all the way from America to Brazil to meet Diamond, the sole female of its own species.
In the scenario with a happy conclusion, the couple gets together and has a child. Unfortunately, Spix’s Macaw birds perished.
Although many bird extinction events occurred on remote islands, the study found that the most recent ones occurred in South America.
That exemplifies the severe effects of such locations being destroyed.
Around 187 bird species have vanished from the planet since 1500, according to the Red List of Threatened Species.
The main causes of this rapid loss, according to the Birds Shelter in London, UK, are the introduction of foreign species, poaching, and deforestation.
Many animals are either being forced to develop or become endangered due to the huge urbanisation and climate change.
Brilliant blue-feathered blue parrots are thought to be extinct entirely.
However, some bits of evidence are preserved in captive.