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The Eskimo Curlew (Numenius borealis) is possibly extinct. The last sighting was in 2006, but there have been no reliable sightings from its wintering grounds, in South America, since 1939. The Eskimo Curlew was once one of the most abundant shorebirds in the world, but was driven to the edge of extinction by extreme overhunting. The bird breeds in Northern Canada and winters in South America.  (Wikimedia Commons)

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The White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a small songbird of the nuthatch family which breeds in old-growth woodland across much of temperate North America. The breeding habitat of the White-breasted Nuthatch is woodland across North America, from southern Canada to northern Florida and southern Mexico.

The White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a small songbird of the nuthatch family which breeds in old-growth woodland across much of temperate North America. The breeding habitat of the White-breasted Nuthatch is woodland across North America, f

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.

rhamphotheca:    Broad-billed Parrot (Lophopsittacus mauritianus)  * This species was endemic to Mauritius, but is now extinct.  from  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 (1907), by Lionel Walter  Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild  illustration by Henrik Grönvol

rhamphotheca: “ Broad-billed Parrot (Lophopsittacus mauritianus) * This species was endemic to Mauritius, but is now extinct. from Extinct birds : an attempt to unite in one volume a short account of.

The Passenger Pigeon was once the most populous bird on the planet, swarming in flocks of millions. Humans hunted them to extinction by 1914 but could we bring them back?

Five American Birds that have gone Extinct in the Past 100 Years

The Passenger Pigeon was once the most populous bird on the planet, swarming in flocks of millions. Humans hunted them to extinction by 1914 but could we bring them back?

EXTINCT- Illustration of Black-fronted Parakeet © By Marc Athanase Parfait Œillet Des Murs (1804-1878)

EXTINCT- Illustration of Black-fronted Parakeet © By Marc Athanase Parfait Œillet Des Murs

The Canarian Black Oystercatcher was a shorebird found on the Canary Islands in Spain. It is assumed that the disturbance by the local people and predation by rats were the prominent reasons for the extinction of Canarian Black Oystercatcher. According to the local fishermen and the lighthouse keepers, the last sighting of this species happened in 1940s. finally it was declared extinct through IUCN Red List for 1994.

The Canarian Black Oystercatcher was a shorebird found on the Canary Islands in Spain. It is assumed that the disturbance by the local people and predation by rats were the prominent reasons for the extinction of Canarian Black Oystercatcher. According to the local fishermen and the lighthouse keepers, the last sighting of this species happened in 1940s. finally it was declared extinct through IUCN Red List for 1994.

Emu-negro ou The King Island Emu Foi extinto ainda no século XIX (1822), devido à ação de colonizadores. Habitava uma ilha australiana, a King Island. Apesar de algumas espécies terem sido extintas por motivos adversos, saber que os humanos foram responsáveis pela extinção várias delas é muito triste e nos faz refletir se realmente somos mesmo tão racionais como dizemos ser.

Veja fotos de 15 animais que foram extintos nos últimos 250 anos

King Island Emu or Black Emu(Dromaius novaehollandiae ater) hunted to death

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