Deforestation in South America causes extinction of 8 bird species

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The Spix’s macaw, a bird many would recognize as the star of the animated film Rio, is officially extinct. The macaw was listed among eight other bird species that have gone extinct in South America in the 21st century in a new study conducted by BirdLife International. While the majority of bird extinctions are associated with island species sensitive to invasive organisms and hunting, these new extinctions are linked to a growing problem in South America: deforestation.
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