Gallos de Leon Endangered in Spain

November 23, 2020 By: Spencer Durrant

chickenMost anglers probably don’t recognize the name Gallos de Leon, but they should. It’s the oldest species of bird bred specifically for producing fly-tying feathers – and they’re now endangered in Spain.

These birds have been grown in Spain for hundreds of years, and this piece from Earth Island Journal gives a great account of the perils the bird is facing. Read it in full here.