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
Species:
N. psix
Binomial name
Nannococcyx psix
Olson, 1975
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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.

References[edit]

  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.

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