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Description

Scientific Name

Fulica newtoni

English Name

Mascarene Coot

Local English Name

 

French Name

Poule d'eau

Local French Name

 

Creole Name

 

Habitat

Terrestrial; Freshwater

Geographic Range

Mauritius, Reunion, Mascarene Islands

Status

Extinct Reunion (1672)

First Description

Milne-Edwards, 1867

 
Classification

Kingdom
Phylum
Sub phylum
Class
Sub class
Super order
Order
Family
Sub-Family
Genus
Species

Animalia
Chordata
Vertebrata
Aves
Neornithes
Neognathae
Gruiformes
Rallidae


Fulica newtoni

 

Mascarene Coot Fulica newtoni is known from numerous travelers' reports and bones from Réunion (to France), and also probably occurred on Mauritius from where there were reports of poule d'eau, the contemporary name used for the birds on Réunion.

Birds were last reported on Réunion (by Dubois) in 1672, and on Mauritius (by Leguat) in 1693, and were presumably hunted to extinction despite the fact that they were “not good to eat”.

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. Extinct Birds

Index
Dodo
Blue Pigeon
Broad-billed Parrot
Grey Parrot
Mascarene Coot
Mauritian Duck
Mauritius Owl
Mascarene Swan
Mauritius Night Heron
Red Rail
Bourbon Crested Starling

Rodrigues Solitaire
Rodrigues Night Heron
Rodrigues Little Owl
Rodrigues Owl
Newton's Parakeet
Rodrigues Parrot
Rodrigues Pigeon
Rodrigues Rail
Rodrigues Starling

 

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. References

BirdLife International 2003 BirdLife's online World Bird Database: the site for bird conservation. Version 2.0. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. Available: http://www.birdlife.org (accessed 1/9/2003)

 

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. Links

IUCN Red List
Birdlife International

 

 

 

 

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