Saint Helena cuckoo

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Saint Helena cuckoo
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Nannococcyx
Olson, 1975
N. psix
Binomial name
Nannococcyx psix
Olson, 1975
Location of Saint Helena

The Saint Helena cuckoo (Nannococcyx psix) is an extinct bird. It was confirmed to have previously existed by a single humerus. Compared to other cuckoos, it was relatively small, and it probably lived in forests on the island of Saint Helena. Its extinction was a result of deforestation on the island in the 18th century.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Nannococcyx psix". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22728841A94998433. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22728841A94998433.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.