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Study says bird, minnows, plant threatened by Oklahoma City growth

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A national study says a federally protected songbird, two species of minnows and a plant are threatened by urban sprawl in the Oklahoma City area.

The study by the National Wildlife Federation, Smart Growth American and NatureServe looked the 35 fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the US.

It found development in Oklahoma City threatens the songbird the black-capped vireo; the Arkansas River shiner and the Arkansas River pepper chub; and the plant called Waterfall's dodder.

The study says Oklahoma City's development during the next 25 years is expected to be in open areas that are home to plants and animals.
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