Norfolk Island Kaka parrot


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Norfolk Island Kaka

Systematics History

Occasionally regarded as conspecific with globally threatened N. meridionalis of New Zealand. N. norfolcensis is a synonym. Monotypic.

Subspecies

Extirpated in mid-19th century on Norfolk I, and possibly a little later on Phillip I. Last known living individual was in captivity in London, England, in 1851 (1). Species said to have been very tame and easily caught, and was therefore an easy target for human settlers, who killed it for food; habitat clearance, too, probably played a part in its extinction.

Distribution

Norfolk I and adjacent Phillip I, E of Australia. At least seven specimens exist


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