Nestor productus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Aves Psittaciformes Strigopidae

Scientific Name: Nestor productus (Gould, 1836)
Common Name(s):
English Norfolk Kaka, Norfolk Kaka
Taxonomic Source(s): Christidis, L. and Boles, W.E. 2008. Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-10-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Brooks, T., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S.
This species was known from Norfolk Island, but went Extinct in the mid-late 1800s. Habitat clearance and hunting are thought to have been the major drivers.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Nestor productus was endemic to Norfolk Island (to Australia) and adjacent Phillip Island, Australia. It became extinct in the wild in the mid-19th century on Norfolk Island, and possibly a little later on Phillip Island. The last known living bird was in captivity in London in 1851 (Garnett et al. 2011). At least seven specimens exist (Forshaw and Cooper 1989).

Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
Norfolk Island
Additional data:
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):NoEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):No
Continuing decline in number of locations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:No
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Population [top]

Population:See Geographic Range text.
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No
Continuing decline in subpopulations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations:NoAll individuals in one subpopulation:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabited rocks and treetops, and was seen feeding on blossoms.

Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown
Generation Length (years):12
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It was reportedly tame, and hence heavily hunted for food by convicts and early settlers and easily trapped as a pet.

Citation: BirdLife International. 2016. Nestor productus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22684834A93049105. . Downloaded on 23 April 2018.
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