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Snatching a Ring Tone from the Endangered List

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Snatching a Ring Tone from the Endangered List

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Snatching a Ring Tone from the Endangered List

Snatching a Ring Tone from the Endangered List

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A new offering in cell phone ring tones is meant to invoke the world outside of office meetings, shopping malls and traffic gridlock.

The sound of the Peruvian plantcutter, a bird listed as endangered on the Web site of the Center for Biological Diversity, could be the sound of your cell phone ringing.

The center has gathered sounds from birds, frogs, toads and some whales. Many of them, the center says, face "high probability of extinction."

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