Extinct bird species came back from the dead

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  • A previously extinct species of bird returned from the dead, reclaiming the island it previously lived on and re-evolving itself back into existence.
  • The white-throated rail colonized the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean and evolved to become flightless.
  • It was completely wiped out when the island disappeared below the sea around 136,000 years ago.
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