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Liverpool Pigeon Caloenas maculata
2014-09-10 10:48:08

The Liverpool Pigeon or the Spotted Green Pigeon (Caloenas maculata) is a presumed extinct pigeon species of unknown provenance. Currently, it is only known from a single specimen reposited in the World Museum of the National Museums Liverpool; this specimen is presumed to have been collected from French Polynesia sometime between 1783 and 1823. The Liverpool Pigeon was initially mentioned...

Mauritius Blue Pigeon Alectroenas nitidissima
2014-04-18 12:27:42

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima) is an extinct species of blue pigeon previously native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean eastwards of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three living ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white colored hackles around the...

Choiseul Pigeon Microgoura meeki
2014-04-18 11:39:05

The Choiseul Pigeon or Solomon’s Crested Pigeon (Microgoura meeki) is an extinct species of bird belonging to the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It was native to the islands of Choiseul located in the Solomon Islands, although there are unsubstantiated reports that it might have once lived on several nearby islands. The pigeon was monotypic within the genus Microgoura and had no known...

Passenger Pigeon Ectopistes migratorius
2014-04-18 10:16:19

The Passenger Pigeon or the Wild Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct North American bird. The species resided in enormous migratory flocks until the early 20th century, when hunting and habitat destruction led to its demise. One flock in 1866 in southern Ontario was described as being 1 mile wide and 300 miles long, took 14 hours to pass, and held more than 3.5 billion birds. That...

Pink Pigeon Columba mayeri
2009-06-04 23:10:27

The Pink Pigeon (Columba mayeri) is a species of bird of the Columbidae family, which includes doves and pigeons. It is endemic to Mauritius and is very rare. It is found only on the Mascarene Island of Mauritius. Once being found on the larger Reunion Island, it is now extinct there. It is found in patches of forest in the National Park area to the southwest, and in the nature reserve Ile aux...

Topknot Pigeon
2009-04-07 18:54:51

he Topknot Pigeon (Lopholaimus antarcticus) is a species of bird native to Australia. It is often spotted over rainforests and valleys, but can also be found around palm trees, figs, eucalyptus forests and other woodlands. They are completely arboreal. They mostly occur from Cape York in Queensland to the South Coast of New South Wales near the coast but have been seen as south as Tasmania and...

Ruddy Ground Dove
2008-02-06 15:35:13

The Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti), is a small New World tropical dove. It is a resident breeder from Mexico south to Peru, Brazil and Paraguay, and northern Argentina, and on Trinidad and Tobago. Individual birds can sometimes be seen in southwestern USA, from southern Texas to southernmost California, primarily during the winter months. Ruddy Ground Doves are small short-tailed...

Common Ground Dove
2008-02-06 15:32:59

The Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina), is a small New World tropical dove. It is a resident breeder from Bermuda, through the south most USA, Mexico and the Caribbean, to South America, and is found as far south as northern Brazil. Common Ground Doves are tiny short-tailed pigeons at 6.75 inches. Their weight is normally about 1 ounce. Adult birds have gray-brown back and upper wing...

Zenaida Dove
2008-02-06 15:15:32

The Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita), is a member of the bird family Columbidae, which includes doves and pigeons. The Zenaida Dove breeds throughout the West Indies and the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. It was reported by Audubon to breed in the Florida Keys, but there are only three verifiable records from Florida. This bird is found in a range of open and semi-open habitats. The bird is...

Socorro Dove
2008-02-06 15:09:08

The Socorro Dove (Zenaida graysoni), is a dove that is extinct in the wild. It was once endemic to Socorro Island in the Revillagigedo Islands. The last sighting in its natural habitat was in 1972. There are now only about 200 and not nearly as many purebred Socorro Doves in captivity. A reintroduction effort is in the early stages of preparation. The Socorro Dove is a medium-sized dove...

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