29 June, 2009

The Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher

The Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher or the Vev in Creole (Terpsiphone corvina) can never be found any where else on Earth in the wild, except in the Seychelles. Even in this stunningly, beautiful island nation, the bird which was once common in Praslin and other nearby islands, is now restricted to La Digue Island, especially in the Veuve Nature Reserve. This beautiful bird, is one of the world's rarest bird and is under immense threat; and although, great care has been taken by the Seychelles government to increase their numbers, human activity and animals like cats, still threaten the survival of this very rare bird. 

More reading: Nature Seychelles, Arkive, Wildlife Vets International, Bird Watch

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