top 10 extinct rainforest birds of singapore

White-bellied Woodpecker
(Dryocopus javensis)
Photograph by: Wang Luan Keng

Common name: White-bellied Woodpecker
Scientific name: Dryocopus javensis
Habitat in Singapore: Primary Rainforest.
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Listed as a Nationally Threatened species in Singapore.
Presumed locally extinct as it has not been seen or heard since 2005.
Main cause of extinction: Loss of rainforest habitat.

Scarlet Minivet
(Pericrocotus flammeus)
Photograph by: Ho Siew Mun

Common name: Scarlet Minivet
Scientific name: Pericrocotus flammeus
Habitat in Singapore: Primary Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Listed as a nationally threatened species in Singapore. Presumed locally extinct. Was last recorded in the early 2000s.
Main cause of extinction: Loss of rainforest habitat.

Black-thighed Falconet
(Microhierax fringillarius)
Photograph by: Andrew Tay

Common name: Black-thighed Falconet
Scientific name: Microhierax fringillarius
Habitat in Singapore: Primary Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Locally extinct. Was last recorded in 1990.
Main cause of extinction: Loss of rainforest habitat.

Whiskered Treeswift
(Hemiprocne comata)
Photograph by: Wang Luan Keng

Common name: Whiskered Treeswift
Scientific name: Hemiprocne comata
Habitat in Singapore: Primary Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Locally extinct. Was last recorded in 1969.
Main cause of extinction: Loss of rainforest habitat.

Red-naped Trogon
(Harpactes kasumba kasumba)
Photograph by: Catalina Tong

Common name: Red-naped Trogon
Scientific name: Harpactes kasumba kasumba
Habitat in Singapore: Primary Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Locally extinct. Was last recorded in 1921.
Main cause of extinction: Loss of rainforest habitat.

Rufous-backed Kingfisher
(Ceyx erithacus rufidorsa)
Photograph by: Foo Sai Khoon

Common name: Rufous-backed Kingfisher
Scientific name: Ceyx erithacus rufidorsa
Habitat in Singapore: Primary Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Locally extinct. Was last recorded in 1949.
Main cause of extinction: Loss of rainforest habitat.

Garnet Pitta
(Pitta granatina coccinea)
Photograph by: Aviancatspace Cheng

Common name: Garnet Pitta
Scientific name: Pitta granatina coccinea
Habitat in Singapore: Primary Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Locally extinct. Was last recorded in 1949.
Main cause of extinction: Loss of rainforest habitat.

Green Broadbill
(Calyptomena viridis viridis)
Photograph by: Catalina Tong

Common name: Green Broadbill
Scientific name: Calyptomena viridis viridis
Habitat in Singapore: Primary Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Locally extinct. Was last recorded in 1941.
Main cause of extinction: Loss of rainforest habitat.

Rhinoceros Hornbill
(Buceros rhinoceros)
Photograph by: Foo Sai Khoon

Common name: Rhinoceros Hornbill
Scientific name: Buceros rhinoceros
Habitat in Singapore: Primary Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Locally extinct. Was last recorded in the late 1800s.
Main cause of extinction: Loss of rainforest habitat.

Black-and-yellow Broadbill
(Eurylaimus ochromalus ochromalus)
Photograph by: Foo Sai Khoon

Common name: Black-and-yellow Broadbill
Scientific name: Eurylaimus ochromalus ochromalus
Habitat in Singapore: Primary Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Locally extinct. Was last recorded in 1871.
Main cause of extinction: Loss of rainforest habitat.


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