IUCN threat status:

Extinct in the Wild (EW)


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Range Description

Todiramphus cinnamominus occurred on Guam (to U.S.A.), but became extinct in the wild in 1986 as a result of predation from the introduced tree snake Boiga irregularis (del Hoyo et al. 2001). What were believed to be the last 29 individuals were caught and taken into captivity in 1986; this captive population now numbers 124 individuals spread around various facilities in the U.S.A (D. Kesler in litt. 2013).


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