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

ORIENTAL  REGION
BIRDS

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ORIENTAL
  • Continental
Anatidae
Rhodonessa caryophyllacea (Latham,1790)
Pink-headed Duck
Extinct
ne.e.India from Nepal, Bihar and Orissa E to Assam and Manipur.
Wintered in c.s.e.India and Burma.
* not reported since mid-1930's

Phasianidae
Ophrysia superciliosa (Gray,1846)
Himalayan Quail
Extinct
once w.Himalaya
n.India (Garhwal, Kumaon)
* last reported about 1868

Glareolidae
Rhinoptilus 
Cursorius bitorquatus (Blyth, 1848)
Jerdon Courser
Se India (Andhra Pradesh in valleys of Godavari river and Penner river)
* thought extinct (last specimen in 1871,observed 1900)
** ridiscovered in Andhra Pradesh in 1985 (Bhushan 1986)
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Bhushan,B.1986
Rediscovery of the Jerdon's or Double-banded Courser Cursorius bitorquatus
(Blyth). J.Bombay Nat.Hist.Soc.83:1-14

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