[CT Birds] Heath Hen - No

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Thu Mar 13 06:10:34 EDT 2014


And to think they used to roam the "plains" of Greenwich Point back in the day.Sad. Meredith SampsonOld Greenwich

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From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net>
To: Bird List Serve <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Heath Hen - No
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:33:39 -0700 (PDT)

'Remarkable and sad archival footage of the famous Greater Prairie Chicken subspecies.� Z & B (1990) mention it was probably extirpated from CT by the 1840s, lasting in Martha's Vineyard until 1932:



http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/03/07/long-extinct-heath-hen-comes-life-archival-film/X9zKEdB6dvH71Pt6rB2tFL/story.html


Steve Mayo
Bethany
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