It sounds like a headline from The Onion: a Worcester's Buttonquail (Turnix worcesteri), thought to be extinct, was just found at a poultry market in the Caraballo mountains in northern Luzon, Phillippines.
A local birdwatching group took photos and videos of the bird (left), which was previously only known from drawings of decades-old museum specimens.
Then the rare animal was sold and, presumably, eaten.
"What if this was the last of its species?" said Michael Lu, president of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines.
Mmm...that's some tasty extinction.
(Actually, the "notoriously cryptic and unobtrusive" birds may still live somewhere in the region--we just don't know enough about them.)
(Via) Photo by Arnel B. Telesforo