Nonnatives - Spotted Nothura

Spotted Nothura - Nothura maculosa

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1966

Extirpated year: 1968

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 2 counties.  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives:  Unknown threat to native species.

Species Account: Forty-nine of these birds were released in Ocala National Forest in 1966, where they were seen for about two years. There are no recent reports.

Habitats: Flatwoods

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Franklin 1966 1968 Not reported breeding  
Marion 1966 1968 Not reported breeding  


Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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