Turnagra tanagra 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Aves Passeriformes Oriolidae

Scientific Name: Turnagra tanagra (Schlegel, 1865)
Common Name(s):
English North Island Piopio
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., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S., Martin, R
This species is known from New Zealand's North Island, but has been driven Extinct by habitat loss and predation. The last confirmed record dates from 1902, and there have been no reports at all since 1970.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Turnagra tanagra was endemic to the North Island, New Zealand

Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
New Zealand
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. Buller described them as common in the 1870s, but there were few specimens ever collected (specimens are only known to exist in Chicago, Tring, Philadelphia and Wellington), the last being from 1902. Occasional sight records persisted until 1970 (Tennyson and Martinson 2006).
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:Very little is known, although it is likely to have required large tracts of primary native forest.

Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown
Generation Length (years):12.5
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Presumably both habitat destruction and direct predation by people, cats and rats caused the species's extinction (Greenway 1967).

Citation: BirdLife International. 2016. Turnagra tanagra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22728820A94997902. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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