List of Birds that Have Recently Gone Extinct

 

 



Common Name Scientific Name Distribution Ex-Date
Kangaroo Island Black Emu Dromaius diemenianus Kangaroo Is. S. Australia 1803
Great Elephantbird Apyornis maximus Madagasca 1650
Atitlan Grebe Podilymbus gigas Guatemala 1980
Columbian Grebe Podiceps andinus Columbia 1977
Burley Lesser Moa Eurapteryx gravis New Zealand 1640
Brawny Great Moa Dinornis torosus New Zealand 1670
South Island Tokoweka Megalapteryx didinus New Zealand ca. 1785
Gaudalupe Storm-petrel Oceanodroma macrodactyla Guadalupe 1912
Speckled Cormorant Phalocrocorax perspicillatus Beringa Is. USSR 1852
Reunion Flightless Ibis Borbonibis latipes Reunion Is. Mauritius 1773
New Zealand Little Bittern Ixobrychus novaezelandiae New Zealand 1900
Mauritius Night-heron Nycticorax mauritianus Mauritius pre 1700
Rodrigues Night-heron Nycticorax megacephalus Rodrigues Is. Mauritius 1761
Chatham Island Swan Cygnus sumnerensis Chatham Is. New Zealand pre 1690
Mauritian Shelduck alopochen mauritianus Mauritius 1698
Crested Sheldrake* Tadorna cristata Korea, Japan 1971
Mauritian Duck anas theodori Reunion Is. Mauritius 1696
Labrador Duck Camptorhynchus labradorius Canada USA 1875
Pink-headed Duck Rhodonessa caryophyllacea India 1935
Auckland Island Merganser Mergus australis New Zealand 1905
Gaudalupe Caracara Polyborus lutosus Guadalupe 1900
New Zealand Quail Coturnix novaezelandiae New Zealand 1875
Himalayan Mountain Quail Ophrysia superciliosa Himalayas 1868
Wake Island Rail Rallus wakensis Wake Is. USA 1945
Chatham Island Banded Rail Rallus dieffenbachii Chatham Is. New Zealand 1840
Chatham Island Rail Rallus modestus Chatham Is. New Zealand 1900
ascension Flightless Crake Atlantisia elpenor Ascension Is. 1656
New Caledonia Wood Rail Tricholimnas lafresnayanus New Caledonia 1904
Laysan Rail Porzanula palmeri Laysan, Hawaii 1944
Hawaiin Rail Porzana sandwichensis Hawaii 1884
Kosrae Crake Aphanolimnas monasa Caroline Is. 1827
Tristan Moorhen Gallinula nesiotis Tristan da Cunha pre 1900
Samoan Woodhen Gallinula pacifica Samoan Is. 1908
Lord Howe Purple Gallinule Porphyrio albus Lord Howe Is. Australia 1834
Red Rail Aphanapteryx bonasia Mauritius 1693
Rodrigues Rail aphanapteryx leguati Rodrigues Is. Mauritius 1761
Mascarene Coot Fulica newtoni Reunion Is. Mauritius 1693
Canarian Black Oystercatcher Haematopus meadewaldoi Canary Is. 1931
Thahiti Sandpiper Prosobonia leucoptera Tahiti 1773
Great Auk Alca impennis North Atlantic Is. 1844
Dodo Raphus cucullatus Mauritius 1665
Reuinon Dodo Raphus solitarius Reuinion Is. 1715
Rodrigues Solitaire Pezophaps solitarius Rodrigues Is. 1765
Bonin Wood Pigeon Columba versicolor Bonin Is. Japan 1889
Ryukyu Wood Pigeon Columba jouyi Ryukyu Is. Japan 1936
Passenger Pigeon Ectopistes migratorius USA 1914
Solomon Island Crowned Pigeon Microgoura meeki Solomon Is. 1904
Red-moustached Fruit-dove Ptilinopus mercierii Marquesas IS. 1922
Hollandais Pigeon Alectroenas nitidissima Mauritius 1835
Rodrigues Pigeon Alectroenas rodericana Rodrigues Is. 1726
New Caledonia Lorikeet Charmosyna diadema New Caledonia 1860
Norfolk Island Kaka Nestor productus Phillip Is. Australia 1851
Black-fronted Parakeet Cyanoramphus zealandicus Tahiti 1844
Raiatea Parakeet Cyanoramphus ulietanus Raiatea Is. Tahiti 1773
Mauritius Parrot Lophopsittacus mauritianus Mauritius 1680
Mauritius Grey Parrot Lophopsittacus bensoni Mauritus 1765
Rodrigues Parrot Necropsittacus rodericanus Rodrigues Is. 1761
Mascarene Parrot mascarinus mascarius Reunion Is. 1834
Seychelles Alexandrine Parrot Psittacula wardi Seychelles 1870
Rodrigues Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula exsul Rodrigues Is. 1876
Glaucous Mawcaw Andorhynchus glaucus Brazil, Uraguay 1955
Cuban Red Mawcaw Ara tricolor Cuba 1885
Carolina Parakeet Conurposis carolinensis USA 1914
Snail-eating Coua Coua delandei Madagascar 1834
Rodrigues Little Owl Athene murivora Rodrigues Is. Mauritius 1726
New Caledonian Owlet-frogmouth Aegotheles savesi New Caledonia 1880
Jamaican Least Pauraque Siphonorhis americanus Jamaica 1859
RyuKyu Kingfisher Halcyon miyakoensis Ryukyu Is'. Japan 1841
New Zealand Bush Wren Xenicus longipes New Zealand 1972
Stephen Island Wren Xenicus lyalli New Zealand 1874
Kittlitz's Thrush Zoothera terrestris Bonin Is. Japan 1828
Grand Cayman Thrush Turdus ravidus Grand Cayman Is. 1938
Laysan Millerbird Acrocephalus familiaris Laysan Is. Hawaii 1923
Pipio or New Zealand Thrush Dicaeum quadracolor New Zealand 1906
Four-coloured Flowerpecker Turnagra capensis Cebu Is' Philippines 1963
Lord Howe White-eye Zosterops strenua Lord Howe Is. Australia
Oahu Oo Moho apicalis Oahu Is. Hawaii 1837
Hawaii Oo Moho nobilis Hawaii 1934
Kioea Chaetoptila angustipluma Hawaii 1860
Kakawihie Paroreomyza flammea Hawaii 1963
Greater Amakihi Hemignathus sagittirostris Hawaii 1900
Layson Honeyeater Himatiore sanquinea Hawaii 1923
Greater Koa-finch Rhodocanthis palmeri Hawaii 1896
Lesser Koa-finch Rhodocanthis flaviceps Hawaii 1891
Kona Grosbeak Chloridops kona Hawaii 1894
Ula-ai-hawane Ciridops ana Hawaii 1892
Hawaii Mamo Drepanis pacifica Hawaii 1899
Black Mamo Drepanis funerea Molokai Is. Hawaii 1907
Townsend's Finch Spiza townsendi USA 1833
Slender-billed Grackle Quiscalus palustris Mexico 1910
Bonin Grosbeak Chaunoproctus ferreorostris Bonin Is. Japan 1890
Pohnpei Mountain Starling Aplonis pelzelni Caroline Is. 1956
Kosrae Mountain Starling Aplonis corvina Caroline Is. 1828
Mysterious Starling Aplonis mavornata Raiatea (Society Is.) 1774
Norfolk Island Starling Aplonis fusca Norfolk IS. Australia 1925
Rodrigues Island Starling Rodrigues Is. Mauritius 1726
Reunion Island Starling Fregilupus various Reunion Is. 1860
Huia Heteralocha acutirostris New Zealand 1907
Alaotra Grebe Tachybaptus rufolavatus Madagascar 2010









 

 

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