Nycticorax kalavikai Steadman, Worthy, Anderson & Walter, 2000:169

Extinct Nuie night heron, Nuie night heron



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene





Biology & Ecology




Holotype: NMNZ S.37651 (right tarsometatarsus)


Paratype: NMNZ S.37652-37700






Original scientific description:

David W. Steadman, Trevor H. Worthy, Atholl J. Anderson, and Richard Walter. (2000). New species and records of birds from prehistoric sites on Niue, southwest Pacific. The Wilson Bulletin 112(2): 165-186. [Abstract]


Other references:

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser.

Tennyson, Alan J. D. and Bartle, J. A. (2008). Catalogue of type specimens of birds in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Tuhinga 19: 185-207.

Worthy, T. H., Waiter R., and Anderson A. J. (1998). Fossil and archaeological avifauna of Niue Island, Pacific Ocean. Notornis. 45(3): 177-190.


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