Extinct birds

Extinct birds

The more than 200 extinct birds in the Naturalis collection are a collection-highlight which raises much interest among ornithologists. 135 extinct birds specimen are accessible through the BioPortal. Some specimens are unique. Naturalis is the only museum in the world to hold a Tahiti-Sandpiper Prosobonia leucoptera (Gmelin, 1789) and a specimen of Sharpe's Rail Gallirallus sharpei (B├╝ttikofer, 1893). You can view the digitized extinct birds in the collection from all angles by rotating the 3d-images.

The nomenclature is based on The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World Dickinson, E.C. (Editor) 3rd Edition, Princeton University Press, 2003.

 
 

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Specimens (135)

SpecimenSpeciesFound inMatch
RMNH.AVES.107865Phalacrocorax perspicillatusNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110000Xenicus longipes longipesNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110001Troglodytes aedon martinicensisNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110002Hemignathus lucidus affinisNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110003Paroreomyza flammeaNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110004Paroreomyza flammeaNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110005Paroreomyza maculataNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110006Paroreomyza maculataNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110007Paroreomyza maculataNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110008Myiagra freycinetiNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues