The rarest bird in Florida is nearing extinction, and wildlife officials are continuing their efforts to save the little bird’s population, Fox13 News reported.

There are less than 80 Florida grasshopper sparrows remaining in the wild, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Grasshopper sparrows are small, short-tailed birds that are usually heard before they are seen. They get the name because of their quiet buzz that’s like a grasshopper.

Officials said the sparrow could become extinct by 2020.

There is only one subspecies, the Florida grasshopper sparrow, that lives in central Florida.  

State and federal wildlife officials will partner to release the captive-reared sparrows into the sparrow's natural habitat in Osceola County.

“While we recognize that releasing captive animals back into the wild may carry some risk, if we don’t add to the wild flock soon, it is very likely this unique little bird will go extinct,” said Kipp Frohlich, director of the FWC’s Division of Habitat and Species Conservation.

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