Image: Philip Island Parrot, Nestor productus

Philip Island Parrot, Nestor productus

Gould's names: Nestor productus, Philip Island Parrot
Current names: Nestor productus, Norfolk Island Kaka

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Last known living bird died in 1851

'I regret to state, that, in consequence of the settlement of Norfolk Island, the native haunts of this fine bird have been so intruded upon, and such a war of extermination been carried on against it, that if such be not the case already, the time is not far distant when the species will be completely extirpated, and, like the Dodo, it skin and bones become the only mementos of its existence.'

John Gould, The Birds of Australia, 1840-48

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