Cyanoramphus zealandicus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Aves Psittaciformes Psittacidae

Scientific Name: Cyanoramphus zealandicus (Latham, 1790)
Common Name(s):
English Black-fronted Parakeet
Taxonomic Source(s): Brooks, T. 2000. Extinct species. In: BirdLife International (ed.), Threatened Birds of the World, pp. 701-708. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona and Cambridge, U.K.

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., Butchart, S., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S., Martin, R
This species was known from Tahiti, French Polynesia, but it has not been recorded since 1844 and is now Extinct. Possible causes include deforestation, hunting and predation by introduced species.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Cyanoramphus zealandicus is known from Tahiti, French Polynesia, from three specimens (two of which are now in Liverpool and one in Tring) collected on Cook's voyage in 1773, a fourth collected by Amadis in 1842, now in Perpignan and a fifth collected by de Marolles in 1844, now in Paris (Voisin et al. 1995).

Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
French Polynesia
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:None remain.
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:Like Raiatea Parakeet C. uleitanus, the species was presumably a forest bird (Forshaw and Cooper 1989).

Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown
Generation Length (years):4.6
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its demise could have resulted from habitat loss, hunting or predation by introduced species (Forshaw and Cooper 1989).

Citation: BirdLife International. 2016. Cyanoramphus zealandicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22685182A93061882. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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