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Threat to sue New Zealand bird of the year competition if it doesn’t include extinct species

A bird lover wants Forest & Bird to include the huia, a songbird that was sacred to Māori that hasn’t been seen since 1907

A passionate New Zealand bird lover has threatened the country’s popular bird of the year competition with legal action if it fails to include a bird that has been extinct for more than 100 years.

In a phone call and follow-up email to Forest & Bird, which runs the competition, now in its 17th year, a man said he was calling upon the group to “urgently include” the extinct huia as a 2022 candidate.

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