Birds the brown tree snake has made extinct in Guam?

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Question by Ashleigh: Birds the brown tree snake has made extinct in Guam?
I need a list of all the species made extinct by the brown three snake in Guam. Pleasee :)

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3 Responses to Birds the brown tree snake has made extinct in Guam?

  1. I’m sure that the internet will have the answer somewhere. Possibly Wikipedia.

    January 13, 2014 at 1:05 pm

  2. This is probably a common misconception about the brown tree snake on Guam.
    Yes, the brown tree snake did play a part in the extinction of some of Guam’s native animals, but they weren’t the only ones.
    Guam’s rapid modernization brought an influx of dogs, cats, rats, and feral pigs. These animals contributed to the decline of many native species. Humans also played a role as well.
    Birds are a part of Guam’s diet.

    I think the Brown Tree Snake contributed to the extinction of the Guam Rail or ko’ko’ bird. Since the brown tree snake lives in the jungles on Guam, any birds that didn’t fly and relied on jungle cover and a jungle habitat were threatened.

    There is still a healthy bird population on Guam, specifically chickens, pigeons, and those tiny birds that thrive in urban communities.

    You can check:

    January 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm

  3. The brown tree snake wiped out 9 species of native forest birds, but I have only two species names–Guam flycatcher and the Guam Bridled White eye.The micronesian kingfisher is I believe, gone from the wild as is the guam rail. The snakes also cleaned out a native bat and 5 lizard species etc but dunno names…

    Tim D
    January 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

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