Bird Guide

Extinct Birds

Edwards Dodo
(Edwards Dodo)

More than 190 species of birds have become extinct on record after 1500 but surely many other birds are gone fore ever without notice.

Almost 30% of all known recently extinct bird vanished from Hawaii. There are many other areas, where also situation is very difficult, for example, Guam has lost over 60% of its native bird species in the last 30 years.

Currently there are approximately 10,000 species of birds in the world and among them about 1,200 considered to be under threat of extinction.

Flightless Island birds suffered most. Many Pacific birds become extinct shortly after they come with European contact.



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