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Aechmorhynchus Cannellatus, Prosobonia Leucoptera

Aechmorhynchus Cannellatus, Prosobonia Leucoptera

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Aechmorhynchus Cannellatus, Prosobonia Leucoptera. The Tuamotu sandpiper (Prosobonia parvirostris) is an endangered member of the large wader family Scolopacidae, that is endemic to the Tuamotu Islands in French Polynesia. It is sometimes placed in the monotypic genus Aechmorhynchus. A native name, apparently in the Tuamotuan language, is kivi-kivi. Illustrated page from "Extinct Birds" by Lionel Rothschild, published in 1907, and drawn by John Gerrard Keulemans (1842–1912).