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Hodgen's Waterhen Tribonyx hodgenorum



Justification

Justification of Red List Category
This species likely became Extinct during the 17th century as a result of predation by rats and hunting by human settlers.

Population justification
None persisted to modern times.

Distribution and population

Tribonyx hodgenorum is known from subfossil remains on the North and South Islands of New Zealand. It was apparently widespread, but the youngest specimen material dates from the 17th century, when it likely became extinct.

Ecology

Remains were found at widely spread locations on both the North and South Islands of New Zealand, indicating that it was presumably common prior to the arrival of the Polynesians and associated commensal animals.

Threats

The main reasons for its extinction are likely to have been predation by Polynesian rats, and hunting by human settlers.

Acknowledgements

Text account compilers
Martin, R, Taylor, J., Symes, A.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Tribonyx hodgenorum. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2019.