Coccycus [sic] Delalandei
NE Madagascar. Known from 13 or 14 specimens, all apparently collected on I Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha); no evidence of occurrence on mainland Madagascar at any time.
Most recent definite record dates from 1834#R#R. Reports from 1930#R unfounded, and the species is now considered extinct#R. Cause of extinction presumed to be the total deforestation of I Sainte-Marie#R, perhaps accompanied by capture for food and feathers, and predation by introduced rats#R, which may also have depleted its principal food source (snails).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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