Lord Howe Island Swamphen

This bird was first described by John White in his Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales , which also contained an illustration. It was not uncommon when the bird was first described, but was soon hunted to extinction by whalers and sailors.

The Lord Howe Island Swamphen is classified as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

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Order : Gruiformes
Family : Rallidae
Genus : Porphyrio
Species : albus
Authority : (White, 1790)