What Is the Rarest Bird in the World?

The Madagascar Pochard is the rarest bird in the world. The bird is a medium-sized diving duck that ranges in size from 45 to 56 cm. The bird was once feared extinct until the species was rediscovered in 2006 at Lake Matsaborimena, located in a remote area of northern Madagascar.

The Madagascar Pochard is in danger of going extinct due to human activity that is driving the birds to the last remaining wetland in the area. However, the last remaining wetland has insufficient food to feed the ducks. In order to restore the Pochard, the lake also has to be restored.