Date of disappearance: 1916

Reason: Egg collecting. Persecution

Special powers: This is a remarkably adaptable bird, able to live in a huge range of conditions – just about anywhere in which fish can be caught. The same species occurs from Alaska to Australia, Ecuador to Ethiopia. It is one of the most widely distributed birds on earth.

Status: The osprey is already making a comeback in Scotland, England and Wales.

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