Bonin Thrush

The Bonin Thrush, Bonin Islands Thrush or Kittlitz's Thrush is sometimes separated as the only species of the genus Cichlopasser. It is an extinct species of Asian thrush. The only place where this bird ever was found is Chichi-jima in the Ogasawara Islands; it might theoretically have also occurred on Anijima and Otōtojima, but this is not borne out by observations or specimens. The species was only once observed by a naturalist, its discoverer Kittlitz. He encountered the thrush in the coastal woods where it usually kept to the ground; it may have been ground-nesting. The only specimens ever taken are in the Naturalis in Leiden , the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna , the Senckenbergmuseum in Frankfurt and in the Zoological Museum, St. Petersburg .

The Bonin Thrush is classified as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

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The Bonin Thrush, Bonin Islands Thrush or Kittlitz's Thrush (Zoothera terrestris) is sometimes separated as the only species of the genus Cichlopasser. It is an extinct species of Asian thrush. The only place where this bird ever was found is Chichi-jima in the Ogasawara Islands; it might theoretically have also occurred on Anijima and Otōtojima, but this is not borne out by observations or specimens. The species was only once observed by a naturalist, its discoverer Kittlitz. More

Bonin Thrush Zoothera terrestris (Kittlitz, 1831) * RMNH 89298: adult. Bonin Island. Collector: Von Kittlitz, 1828. Exchanged with Museum in St. Petersburg. Syntype Turdus terrestris Kittlitz, 1831. Exterminated by rats Prior to 1827 the entire human population of Peel Island consisted of two exiles. That year the British navy vessel HMS Blossom landed on Peel. More

Bonin Thrush Zoothera terrestris - Adult Bonin Thrush Photographer : More

Bonin Thrush - Zoothera terrestris = IUCN Status: IUCN Species Profile IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Zoothera terrestris: Kingdom, ANIMALIA. Phylum, CHORDATA. Class, AVES. Order, PASSERIFORMES. Family, MUSCICAPIDAE. Common Name/s, BONIN THRUSH (E). Species Authority, (Kittlitz, 1831). Images, ... http://www.endangeredworld.envy.nu/names%20of%20some%20extinct%20animals. More

Bonin Thrush Zoothera terrestris 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Extinct Family/Sub-family Turdidae Species name author (Kittlitz, 1831) Taxonomic source(s) Brooks (2000), Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993) Summary Zoothera terrestris is only known from four specimens (now in Frankfurt, St Petersburg, Leiden and Vienna) collected in 1828 on Ogasawara-shoto (Peel Island, Bonin), Japan1. More

Interestingly, the Bonin Thrush is not among the birds observed or collected by the Beechey Pacific expedition which called at Chichi-jima in 1827. It was only found the following year, when Kittlitz took the 5 specimens; he considered them common enough around the landing site. It is unknown why Beechey's expedition, which landed at the same location, did not find them. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Zoothera
Species : terrestris
Authority : (Kittlitz, 1831)
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