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Climate change is threatening the existence of the world’s most amazing bird [The Washington Post]

by Frédéric Magné - published on , updated on

"Moonbird," they call him. Or sometimes, just "B95" — the number from the band on his leg. Moonbird is the most famous, charismatic member of a group of mid-sized shorebirds called Rufa red knots, whose numbers have plummeted so dramatically in the past several decades that they just became the first bird ever listed under the Endangered Species Act with climate change cited as a "primary threat."

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