two birds added to red list of extinctions

To: Tun Pin Ong <>,
Subject: two birds added to red list of extinctions
From: Vin Lam <>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 21:56:53 +1100
On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 02:49:42 -0800 (PST), Tun Pin Ong <> wrote:

The situation in Australia is not much better. I
remember reading some reference in 80's that Norfolk
Island Thrush was endangered but is it extinct now? Is
Norfolk Island race of Boobook Owl considered

I believe that the Norfolk Boobook no longer survives
in its pure form. Some years ago, I think there was
only a single female left. Male Moreporks were introduced from New Zealand to continue the species when
I was sure that there was only a single female left.

Vin Lam, Melbourne Australia
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