Top 5 Extinct Birds In World

In these birds that have vanished, 132 have been classified as'Extinct' inside the rampant, and a few populations surviving in captivity. Although the reason behind extinction can rarely be concentrated to a single cause, extinction most frequently happens when new threats grow that are out the evolutionary understanding of species. A number of these extinct birds are provided below:

Dodo Bird
The dodo was about 1 metre tall and may have weighed 10.6--21.1 pound. The dodo ate seeds, nuts, bulbs and roots. The dodo may have eaten crabs and shellfish. The dodo's appearance in existence is evidenced solely by drawings, paintings and written accounts in the 17th century.

Moas
The moa were species of flightless birds and endemic to New Zealand. The two largest species of moa was Dinornis robustus and Dinornis novaezelandiae, reached about 3.6 m in height and weighed about 230 pound. All these species of moa were the sole wingless birds. Moa fed on a range of plant species and plant parts, such as fibrous twigs and leaves taken out of trees and shrubs. The moa's only predator was that the massive Haast's eagle. After that humans have been hunted moa's.

Mascarene Parrot
The Mascarene parrot was 35 cm in length with a large red bill and long, curved tail feathers. Very little is understood about the Mascarene parrot in life. The parrot were and species endemic to the Mascarenes however just the Mauritius parakeet has lived. Others probably all became extinct because of a combination of excessive hunting and deforestation.

Kangaroo Island emu
The species became extinct by about 1827. It's thought that this emu dwelt in the interior woods. The species extinction has been attributed to hunting and habitat clearance during burning.

Laughing Owl
The laughing owl or the white-faced owl was an endemic owl of New Zealand. It was completely burst by 1914. Its length was 35.5--40 cm and weight was around 600 grams. Males being smaller than females. The species was given its name because of this sound. The noise exactly like the barking of a pet.