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great auk (Pinguinus impennis), north atlantic - extinct. extinct birds, london: hutchinson, 1907.

Great auk, Extinct Birds: An attempt to unite in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times, Lionel Walter Rothschild,

Spectacled Cormorant  Extinct birds  London :Hutchinson,1907.  biodiversitylibrary.org/page/38665799

Spectacled cormorant, Extinct Birds: An attempt to unite in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times, Lionel Walter Rothschild,

Extinct Eskimo Curlew | Is the Eskimo Curlew extinct?

Esquimaux Curlew (Numenius Borealis) Hand-colored lithograph from A History of the Birds of Europe by Henry Eeles Dresser

On this day in 1844, the last Great Auk, a relative of puffins and razorbills, was killed on an island off the coast of Iceland. Humans hunted the Great Auk for over 100,000 years. With few natural predators, the Auk had no innate fear of people.

On this day in the last Great Auk, a relative of puffins and razorbills, was killed on an island off the coast of Iceland. The Great Auk was a flightless bird, measuring between 30 and 33 inches high with wings of only 6 inches in length.

Labrador Duck, Extinct birds, London Hutchinson,1907

The Labrador Duck was always rare but disappeared between 1850 and Supposedly it didn't taste good, so it wasn't hunted extensively for food, so its extinction isn't fully explained.

Sea Mink, hunted to extinction for its fur

Neovison macrodon Sea Minks are another species that have gone extinct in more recent times. These close relatives to the American Mink .

Ptilinopus mercierii - extinct 1922

Ptilinopus mercierii - extinct 1922

Laysan Rail (1944):  The Laysan Rail was a small flightless bird of the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan. It was only 5.9 inches from beaktip to "tail" tip. The rail was initially threatened when domestic rabbits were introduced to Laysan. With no predators to control their numbers the rabbits soon ate the entire vegetation cover on the island. The species is believed to have become extinct on Laysan during 1923. The last rail was seen on Eastern Island in Midway in June 1944.

15 extinct bird species of the world. From the Mauritius Island's dodo to the recently extinct Bachman's warbler.

Apterornis coerulescens. Extinct birds: an attempt to unite in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times: that is, within the last six or seven hundred years: to which are added a few which still exist, but are on the verge of extinction. L. W. Rothschild. London: Hutchinson, 1907.

Plate The Réunion swamphen, Réunion gallinule or oiseau bleu (Porphyrio coerulescens) is a hypothetical species of extinct rail from Réunion,Mascarenes only known from reports of travelers.

Extinct birds : - Biodiversity Heritage Library

Extinct Birds: An attempt to unite in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times, Lionel Walter Rothschild,

more@ - 1850 - Birds of Asia / by John Gould

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A selection of the birds of Brazil and Mexico : - Biodiversity Heritage Library

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