Extinct birds
Systematic List
with approximate years of extinction
  english name, ornithological notes.
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 by Alberto Masi
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Geographical  Review
Ornithological  Notes

ETHIOPIAN - MALAGASY  REGION
BIRDS
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ETHIOPIAN
Small Islands
  • Principe Island
Threskiornithidae
Lampribis olivacea rothschildi (Bannerman,1919)
Principe Ibis
Extinct
Equatorial Africa (Principe I)
:Sibley's, Bostrychia olivacea rothschildi
  • Sao Tomé
Ploceidae
Neospiza concolor (Barboza du Bocage,1888)
Sao Tome Canary
Extinct
Known only from two specimens collected before 1888 on Sao Tome
Affinities uncertain, has been placed in Ploceidae.

MALAGASY
Large Island

  • Madagascar
Cuculidae
Coua delalandei (Temminck,1827)
Delalande's Coua
Extinct
Madagascar, formerly  I. Ste.Marie

Small Islands

  • Seychelles
Zosteropidae
Zosterops semiflavus Newton, 1867
no "semiflava" :ICZN 1985:549,art.30(a)(ii)
Seychelles Yellow White-eye
Extinct, disappeared before 1940
Seychelles, Marie Anne

Psittacidae
Psittacula eupatria wardi (Newton, 1867)
Seychelles Parakeet
Extinct
Sibley's: Psittacula wardi
Seychelles (Mahe,Silhouette)

  • Rèunion
Raphidae
Raphus solitarius (Selys-Longchamps,1848)
Reunion Solitarie
Extinct
w.Is.Mascarene (Reunion)
Sibley's: =Victoriornis imperialis Hachisuka 1937

Psittacidae
Mascarinus mascarinus (Linnaeus,1771)
Mascarene Parrot
Extinct
(known from two specimen, last known living bird died in captivity in 1834)
w.Is.Mascarene (I.Reunion)

Ploceidae
Foudia bruante Muller,1776
Reunion Fody
Extinct
Doubtful !
Reunion I.

Sturnidae
Fregilupus rodericanus 
Necropsar rodericanus Slater, 1879
:Necropsar leguati Forbes,1893
Rodriguez Starling
Extinct
Known only from type specimen from Is.Mascarene(Islet Met off Rodriguez ).
* Fregilupus, no dati 

  • Mauritius
Columbidae
Alectroenas nitidissima (Scopoli,1786)
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon
Extinct
w.Is.Mascarene (I.Mauritius)
Raphidae
Raphus cucullatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dodo
Extinct
w.Is.Mascarene (I.Mauritius)

Psittacidae
Lophopsittacus mauritianus (Owen,1866)
Broad-billed Parrot
Extinct
I.Mauritius

Strigidae
Otus commersoni Oustalet
Commerson's Scops Owl
Extinct
I.Mauritius
* no remains

  • Rodriguez
Ardeidae
Nycticorax megacephalus Milne-Edwards
Megaphoyx megacephala
Flightless Heron
Extinct
only bones
* no dati

Rallidae
Aphanapteryx leguati
* no dati

Raphidae
Pezophaps solitaria (Gmelin,1789)
Rodriguez Solitaire
Extinct
e.Is.Mascarene (Rodriguez)
* belived to have survived until as late as 1761

Psittacidae
Necropsittacus rodericanus (Milne-Edwards,1867)
Rodriguez Parrot
Extinct
I.Rodriguez
* based on painting. no specimen.

Psittacula exsul (Newton,1872)
Newton's Parakeet
Extinct
I.Rodriguez

Strigidae
Athene murivora Milne-Edwards
Rodriguez Little Owl
Extinct
bones only
* no dati

Sturnidae
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