- 272 pages
- The Rarest Bird in the World
- Vernon R.L. Head
- 14 December 2018 Vernon R.L. Head
In 1990, A Group Of Cambridge Scientists Arrived At The Plains Of Nechisar In Ethiopia On That Expedition, They Collected Than Two Dozen Specimens, Saw Than Three Hundred Species Of Birds, And A Plethora Of Rare Butterflies, Dragonflies, Reptiles, Mammals, And Plants As They Were Gathering Up Their Findings, A Wing Of An Unidentified Bird Was Packed Into A Brown Paper Bag It Was To Become The Most Famous Wing In The World.This Wing Would Set The World Of Science Aflutter Experts Were Mystified The Wing Was Entirely Unique It Was Like Nothing They Had Ever Seem Before Could A New Species Be Named Based On Just One Wing After Much Discussion, A New Species Was Announced Nechisar Nightjar, Or Camprimulgus Solala, Which Means Only Wing And So Birdwatchers Like Vernon Began To Dream.Twenty Two Years Later, He Joins An Expedition Of Four To Find This Rarest Bird In The World In This Gem Of Nature Writing, Vernon Captivates And Enchants As He Recounts The Searches By Spotlight Through The Ethiopian Plains, And Allows The Reader To Mediate On Nature, Exploration, Our Need For Wild Places, And The Human Compulsion To Name Things Rarest Bird Is A Celebration Of A Certain Way Of Seeing The World, And Will Bring Out The Explorer In In Everyone Who Reads It.
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