The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Coua cristata maxima Milon, 1950

Large crested coua



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last Record: subfossil (1900's?)





Biology & Ecology




MNHN 1950.392






Original scientific description:

Milon, P. (1950). Description d'une sous-espèce nouvelle d'oiseau de Madagascar. Bulletin Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (2e série) 22: 65-66.


Other references:

Goodman, Steven M. (1997). The birds of southeastern Madagascar. Fieldiana. Zoology, new ser., no. 87.

Goodman, S.M., M. Pigeon, A.F.A. Hawkins and T. S. Schulenberg. (1997). The birds of southeastern Madagascar. Fieldiana: Zoology, new series, 87: 1-132.

Sinclair, Ian and Olivier Langrand. (2005). Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Rodrigues, Seychelles and the Comores. Cape Town: Struik Publishers.

Stresemann, E. (1952). On the birds collected by Pierre Poivre in Canton, Manila, India and Madagascar (1751-1756). Ibis 94: 499-523.


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