Tiny songbird that vanished from Missouri returns to state

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(Missouri Department of Conservation)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri wildlife agencies are hoping a tiny songbird that disappeared from the state a century ago will settle in again.

Wildlife agencies released the brown-headed nuthatch into the wild in late August, after a woodland was restored in the Mark Twain National Forest. The quarter-ounce bird disappeared from Missouri in the early 1900s after loggers cut down more than a million acres of forest.

Fifty birds were released into the forest, and another 50 will be released next August. The nuthatches are from the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas.

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