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10 endangered birds of America

By: Katherine Butler on Sept. 25, 2012, 6:18 p.m.
Golden-cheeked warbler

Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Golden-cheeked warbler

The endangered golden-cheeked warbler, or Setophaga chrysoparia, lives and breeds in central Texas — specifically around the Edwards Plateau, Lampasas Cut Plain and Central Mineral Region. Ranching, agriculture and land development have contributed to the decline of this small, smart bird’s habitat. And while habitat destruction destroys its nesting grounds in Texas, deforestation in Central America is wiping out its wintering lands. There are no current reliable estimates on how many of the birds remain.