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List of recently extinct bird species

Since 1500, over 190 species of birds have become extinct, and this rate of extinction seems to be increasing. The situation is exemplified by Hawaii, where 30% of all known recently extinct bird taxa originally lived. Other areas, such as Guam, have also been hit hard; Guam has lost over 60% of its native bird taxa in the last 30 years, many of them due to the introduced brown tree snake.Currently there are approximately 10,000 species of birds, with an estimated 1,200 considered to be under threat of extinction.

 Karolinasittich

Tahitian red-billed rail

Great auk (Pinguinus impennis), Natural History Museum, London, England

Hawaiian rail

Male (front) and female (back) Huia

Norfolk kaka

The Laysan rail was an omnivore

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