IUCN threat status:

Extinct (EX)


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Range Description

Porphyrio albus is known from two skins in Liverpool and Vienna (Taylor and van Perlo 1998), several paintings, and some subfossil bones from Lord Howe Island, Australia (Marchant and Higgins 1993). Although not uncommon when discovered in 1790, the species was rapidly hunted to extinction; it had probably already vanished by the time the island was colonised in 1834 (Hindwood 1940).


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