Dinosaur of the week: Great Tit

great tit

This Parus major was catching insects in the WWT wetland in London a couple of years back. Fewer insects mean fewer birds.

Dinosaur of the week: Reunion Shelduck

You’re not going to see a picture of Alopochen kervazoi because the species became extinct around the beginning of the 18th century. Reason for their dying out: hunting and habitat loss.

More details: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22729490/0

Dinosaur of the week: Red-backed Shrike

This is a male Lanius collurio perching on a maple tree in Austria. The bird winters in Africa and breeds in Europe. Its overall population size looks healthy. In Britain, however, it is all but extinct (https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/bird-and-wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/r/redbackedshrike/).