Extinct Birds
The following is a list of all the birds that are thought to be extinct in the wild, and while some, like the California Condor, are still alive in captivity it is far too long a list. But there is still hope, with the recent rediscovery of New zealand storm petrel, who knows what is still lurking out there!

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Scientific nameCommon nameIUCN Category
Dromaius aterKing Island Emu EX
Dromaius baudinianus Kangaroo Island Emu EX
Podilymbus gigas Atitlán Grebe EX
Podiceps andinus Colombian Grebe EX
Bulweria bifax Small St Helena Petrel EX
Pterodroma rupinarum Large St Helena Petrel EX
Oceanites maorianus New Zealand Storm-petrel EX recently rediscovered
Phalacrocorax perspicillatus Pallas's Cormorant EX
Nycticorax duboisi Réunion Night-Heron EX
Nycticorax megacephalus Rodrigues Night-Heron EX
Nycticorax mauritianus Mauritius Night-Heron EX
Ixobrychus novaezelandiae New Zealand Little Bittern EX
Threskiornis solitarius Réunion Flightless Ibis EX
Anas marecula Amsterdam Island Duck EX
Anas theodori Mauritian Duck EX
Alopochen mauritianus Mauritian Shelduck EX
Mascarenachen kervazoi Réunion Shelduck EX
Camptorhynchus labradorius Labrador Duck EX
Mergus australis Auckland Island Merganser EX
Caracara lutosus Guadalupe Caracara EX
Argusianus bipunctatus Double-banded Argus EX
Coturnix novaezelandiae New Zealand Quail EX
Porphyrio kukwiedei New Caledonia Gallinule EX
Porphyrio mantelli North Island Takahe EX
Aphanapteryx bonasia Red Rail EX
Aphanapteryx leguati Rodrigues Rail EX
Cabalus modestus Chatham Rail EX
Porphyrio coerulescens Réunion Gallinule EX
Aramides gutturalis Red-throated Wood-rail EX
Nesoclopeus poecilopterus Bar-winged Rail EX
Atlantisia elpenor Ascension Flightless Crake EX
Atlantisia podarces St Helena Crake EX
Porzana nigra Miller's Rail EX
Porzana astrictocarpus St Helena Rail EX
Gallinula nesiotis Tristan Moorhen EX
Fulica newtoni Mascarene Coot EX
Gallirallus wakensis Wake Island Rail EX
Gallirallus pacificus Tahiti Rail EX
Gallirallus dieffenbachii Dieffenbach's Rail EX
Gallirallus sharpei Sharpe's Rail EX
Porzana palmeri Laysan Crake EX
Porzana sandwichensis Hawaiian Crake EX
Porzana monasa Kosrae Crake EX
Porphyrio albus Lord Howe Island Swamphen EX
Haematopus meadewaldoi Canary Islands Oystercatcher EX
Prosobonia ellisi White-winged Sandpiper EX
Prosobonia leucoptera Tahitian Sandpiper EX
Pinguinus impennis Great Auk EX
Raphus cucullatus DodoEX
Pezophaps solitaria Rodrigues Solitaire EX
Columba duboisi Réunion Pigeon EX
Dysmoropelia dekarchiskos St Helena Dove EX
Alectroenas rodericana Rodrigues Pigeon EX
Gallicolumba norfolciensis Norfolk Island Ground-dove EX
Columba versicolor Bonin Wood-pigeon EX
Columba jouyi Ryukyu Pigeon EX
Ectopistes migratorius Passenger Pigeon EX
Gallicolumba ferruginea Tanna Ground-dove EX
Microgoura meeki Choiseul Pigeon EX
Ptilinopus mercierii Red-moustached Fruit-dove EX
Alectroenas nitidissima Mauritius Blue-pigeon EX
Cyanoramphus ulietanus Raiatea Parakeet EX
Ara erythrocephala Jamaican Green-and-yellow Macaw EX
Ara gossei Jamaican Red Macaw EX
Ara guadeloupensis Lesser Antillean Macaw EX
Ara atwoodi Dominican Green-and-yellow Macaw EX
Aratinga labati Guadeloupe Parakeet EX
Amazona martinicana Martinique Parrot EX
Amazona violacea Guadeloupe Parrot EX
Lophopsittacus bensoni Mauritius Grey Parrot EX
Lophopsittacus mauritianus Broad-billed Parrot EX
Necropsittacus rodericanus Rodrigues Parrot EX
Nestor productus Norfolk Island Kaka EX
Psephotus pulcherrimus Paradise Parrot EX
Cyanoramphus zealandicus Black-fronted Parakeet EX
Mascarinus mascarinus Mascarene Parrot EX
Psittacula wardi Seychelles Parakeet EX
Psittacula exsul Newton's Parakeet EX
Ara tricolor Cuban Macaw EX
Conuropsis carolinensis Carolina Parakeet EX
Nannococcyx psix St Helena Cuckoo EX
Coua delalandei Snail-eating Coua EX
Mascarenotus murivorus Rodrigues Owl EX
Mascarenotus sauzieri Mauritius Owl EX
Mascarenotus grucheti Réunion Owl EX
Sceloglaux albifacies Laughing Owl EX
Chlorostilbon elegans Gould's Emerald EX
Chlorostilbon bracei Brace's Emerald EX
Upupa antaois St Helena Hoopoe EX
Xenicus longipes Bush Wren EX
Xenicus lyalli Stephens Island Wren EX
Myadestes oahensis 'Amaui EX
Turdus ravidus Grand Cayman Thrush EX
Bowdleria rufescens Chatham Island Fernbird EX
Nesillas aldabrana Aldabra Warbler EX
Gerygone insularis Lord Howe Gerygone EX
Pomarea pomarea Maupiti Monarch EX
Zoothera terrestris Bonin Thrush EX
Myiagra freycineti Guam Flycatcher EX
Turnagra tanagra North Island Piopio EX
Turnagra capensis South Island Piopio EX
Zosterops strenuus Robust White-eye EX
Anthornis melanocephala Chatham Island Bellbird EX
Moho braccatus Kaua'i 'O'o EX
Moho apicalis O'ahu 'O'o EX
Moho bishopi Bishop's 'O'o EX
Moho nobilis Hawai'i 'O'o EX
Chaetoptila angustipluma Kioea EX
Psittirostra kona Kona Grosbeak EX
Akialoa stejnegeri Kauai 'Akialoa EX
Akialoa ellisiana Oahu 'Akialoa EX
Akialoa lanaiensis Maui Nui 'Akialoa EX
Akialoa obscura 'Akialoa EX
Dysmorodrepanis munroi Lana'i Hookbill EX
Rhodacanthis flaviceps Lesser Koa-finch EX
Rhodacanthis palmeri Greater Koa-finch EX
Viridonia sagittirostris Greater 'Amakihi EX
Paroreomyza flammea Kakawahie EX
Ciridops anna Ula-'ai-hawane EX
Drepanis pacifica Hawai'i Mamo EX
Drepanis funerea Black Mamo EX
Quiscalus palustris Slender-billed Grackle EX
Chaunoproctus ferreorostris Bonin Grosbeak EX
Aplonis corvina Kosrae Starling EX
Aplonis mavornata Mysterious Starling EX
Aplonis fusca Norfolk Starling EX
Necropsar rodericanus Rodrigues Starling EX
Fregilupus varius Réunion Starling EX
Heteralocha acutirostris Huia EX