Willow Flycatcher to remain on endangered species list

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(KRQE) – A New Mexico songbird will remain an endangered species despite pushback from industry groups.

A petition was filed in 2015 saying the Willow Flycatcher was not endangered.

The US First and Wildlife Service recently announced the southwest bird will keep its protected status.

It says the Flycatcher has made progress toward recovery, but threats still exist and it warrants protection.

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