Once-common bird will soon be extinct in France

Lesser grey shrike to vanish

A once-common bird, the lesser grey shrike, is likely to be declared extinct in France next year.

It will be the first vertebrate to disappear in France this century.

The Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO) said the last known pair of pie-grièches à poitrine rose abandoned newly-hatched chicks in Hérault for unknown reasons. The chicks were ...

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