Pipilo maculatus


 
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Guadelupe Towhee
(Pipilo maculatus consobrinus)

 
syn. Pipilo erythrophthalmus consobrinus

 
distribution:

Mexico: Isla Guadalupe

 
native name:

Rascador de Ojo Rojo de Guadalupe - Mexico
Toquí Pinto de Guadalupe - Mexico
Toquí Pinto de Isla Guadalupe - Mexiko

 
size: ca. 18 cm (length)

extinction date: last seen in June 1897

 
The vegetation on the island of Guadalupe was destroyed almost completely by introduced goats.

The reasons for the extinction of almost the whole native bird fauna on that island are therefore well known.

 
References:

- Dieter Luther: 'Die ausgestorbenen Vögel der Welt' (1986)