Extinct birds

Subject: Extinct birds
From: Andrew Peter Taylor <>
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 09:35:15 +1000
I've been reading with much interest all the postings about 
birds and I thought I might add a few (all from within a few kms from my home 
Nambour Qld...

1. White-headed Pigeons (so resplendent in their camphor laurel homes)
2. Spotless Crake (one bird that fraternises with oncoming traffic)
3. Pacific Baza (a truly magnificent bird and I wish I was as fortunate as 
Lorne is to 
see this bird so often)
4. Rainbow Lorikeets (when I wake up in the morning, just about the first thing 
I hear 
and see are RLs gutsing themselves on ripe guavas)
5. Brush Turkey (often seen on its afternoon stroll across the back yard)
6. Eastern Whipbird (for the unique voice)
7. Grey Butcherbird (is there a song to rival it?)
8. White-breasted Woodswallow (for the warm and fuzzy feeling one gets when 
they come to 
roost huddled together on the banks of the Maroochy River at Maroochydore)

Also, to settle a bet, would anybody know what is the most recently recognised 
bird in the world (species, that is)?

Andrew Taylor

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