FOR RELEASE WITH STORY ENVIRONMENT PERU GUAN.
A Peru's white-winged guan flies in a cage in a protected area in Olmos, northern Peru, November 6, 2003. A quarter of century ago, Peru's white-winged guan, a species native only to this Andean bird paradise, was considered as dead as a dodo. Discovered in 1877 by a Polish ornithologist, it was believed extinct for 100 years until its rediscovery in 1977 by Gustavo del Solar, a hunter-turned-conservationist who founded a special breeding project to reintroduce it to the wild. PICTURE TAKEN NOVEMBER 6 2003. FOR RELEASE WITH FEATURE BC ENVIRONMENT PERU GUAN. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo MB/GAC