Rare Bird Of Madagascar, the Alaotra Grebe, Is Extinct

May 27th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

May 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Alaotra Grebe was a bird with tiny wings and a medium size, which resided in Lake Alaotra and the adjoining zones in Madagascar. In keeping with the most recent evaluation of the planet’s uncommon birds, it has been declared that the Alaotra Grebe is extinct. The extermination of the Alaotra Grebe has been blamed on an assortment of factors such as rapacious fishes and unlawful poaching. The disappearance of the Malagasy species, the Alaotra Grebe, is the first case of the eradication of a bird that has been confirmed since 2008.

The bird led a rather inactive life as it had undersized wings that people believed prevented it from soaring lengthy distances.

12 Alaotran Grebes were discovered at Lake Alaotra in 1982 and 2 near Andreba on Lake Alaotra in 1985. However, explorations conducted by professionals in 1999 and 2000 were unable to unearth any Alaotran Grebe.

The Alaotran Grebes have not been detected since and a recent voyage to the close by Lake Amparihinandriamabavy was also unable to find any Alaotran Grebe, which shattered the wishes of the environmentalists and bird lovers, who hoped against hope that the Alaotran Grebe might have survived.

Ecological bureaucrats have now asserted, in the most recent update to the IUCN Red List of scarce and susceptible birds, that the Alaotran Grebe has been wiped out.

The Alaotran Grebe, which satisfied its hunger almost solely on Lake Alaotra, was severely troubled in recent years by some mammals on the lake such as the insidious fishes, which enacted a crucial role in the Alaotran Grebe’s extinction. Also, fishermen have enveloped much of Lake Alaotra with monofilament nylon gill-nets, which can liquidate diving waterbirds.

Dr. Leon Bennun of Birdlife International has uttered that the annihilation of the Alaotran Grebe is a morose example of the calamitous consequences of human disrespect for the environment and its animals and birds.

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