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 bird specimens are accessible through the BioPortal. Some of these 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 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 in
RMNH.AVES.107865
Phalacrocorax perspicillatus Pallas, 1811Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110000
Xenicus longipes longipes Gmelin, 1789Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110001
Troglodytes aedon martinicensis Sclater, 1866Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110002
Hemignathus lucidus affinis Rothschild, 1893Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110003
Paroreomyza flammea Wilson, 1890Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110004
Paroreomyza flammea Wilson, 1890Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110005
Paroreomyza maculata Cabanis, 1850Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110006
Paroreomyza maculata Cabanis, 1850Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110007
Paroreomyza maculata Cabanis, 1850Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RMNH.AVES.110008
Myiagra freycineti Oustalet, 1881Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues