Image: Grey-headed Blackbird, Merula poliocephala

Grey-headed Blackbird, Merula poliocephala

Gould's names: Merula poliocephala, Grey-headed Blackbird
Current names: Turdus poliocephalus, poliocephalus Island [Grey-headed] Thrush

Photographer:
Leone Lemmer
Rights:
© Australian Museum Research Library

Notes

EXTINCT
Last seen in 1978

'When Norfolk Island was first made a penal settlement, this bird was doubtless very common there; but I have reason to believe it has now become scarce, having been partially extirpated by the Government officers and convicts who tenanted this beautiful island for so many years.'

John Gould, The Birds of Australia Supplement, 1851-1865

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