IUCN threat status:

Extinct (EX)


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Range Description

Aplonis fusca was endemic to Norfolk Island (to Australia) and Lord Howe Island, Australia (Garnett 1993). On Lord Howe Island, the population of subspecies hulliana(Garnett 1993)tumbled to extinction from numbering thousands in 1913-1915 - it was not seen after 1918 (Hindwood 1940) and was certainly extinct by 1928 (Sharland 1929). The nominate subspecies on Norfolk Island was last recorded in 1923 (Garnett 1993), although its absence was not noted until 1968 (Smithers and Disney 1969).


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