Tooth-billed Pigeon

The only extant member in the monotypic genus Didunculus, the Tooth-billed Pigeon is confined to undisturbed forests of Samoa in the Pacific. It feeds almost exclusively on the fruits of Dysoxylum, a tree in the mahogany family.

The Tooth-billed Pigeon is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Tooth-billed Pigeon is confined to undisturbed forests of Samoa in the Pacific. It feeds almost exclusively on the fruits of Dysoxylum, a tree in the mahogany family. The Tooth-billed Pigeon is the national bird of Samoa and is locally known as the Manumea. The species was probably found in October or November 1839, by the United States' Exploring Expedition under Commander Wilkes. More

Aspects of the topic tooth-billed pigeon are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * description (in pigeon (bird)) The Didunculinae consists of a single species, the tooth-billed pigeon (Didunculus strigirostris), which is native to Samoa. This fruit-eating, terrestrial pigeon has adopted arboreal ways in response to near extermination by introduced predators. More

occasional natural disasters, the Tooth-billed Pigeon is evaluated as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Tooth-billed Pigeon, Didunculus strigirostris, also known as Samoan Pigeon is a medium-sized, approximately 34 cm long, dark green pigeon with red bare skin around eye, chestnut wings, dark red feet and dark brown upperparts plumage. It has a large, curved and hooked orange bill with tooth-like projections on lower mandible. Both sexes are similar, but the juvenile is duller with a dark bill. More

THE TOOTH-BILLED PIGEON OF SAMOA-(_Didunculus Strigirostris_) The recent volcanic outburst on the island of Savai'i in the Samoan Group, after a period of quiescence of about two hundred years, has, so a Californian paper states, revealed the fact that one of the rarest and most interesting birds in the world, and long supposed to be peculiar to the Samoan Islands, and all but extinct, is by no means so in the latter respect, for the convulsion in the centre of the island, More

Owen, to the Tooth-billed PIGEON (Didunculus strigirostris) of the Samoan or Navigators' Islands. The name was intended to be a diminutive of Dodo, (as its scientific appellation Didunculus is of Didus). The hooked bill of the Tooth-billed Pigeon presents an outward resemblance to that of the celebrated extinct inhabitant of Mauritius. However, Didunculus differs remarkably from the Dodo, and is part of the Columbidae family (DOVES and PIGEONS), in which it forms its own Subfamily known as Didunculinae. More

occasional natural disasters, the tooth-billed pigeon is evaluated as endangered on the I.U.C.N. Red List of Threatened Species. Copyright Info AnimmalPicturesArchive.com does not have the copyright for this image. This photograph or artwork is copyright by the photographer or the original artist. If you are to use this photograph, please contact the copyright owner or the poster. More

who had eaten Tooth-billed Pigeons, but only in their youth). We think the onus on conservation bodies, especially those receiving large grants for work on this species, is now to demonstrate indisputably that the species is still extant. Given the apparent scandal of the wrong species' vocalizations being used to 'census' Tooth-billed Pigeons, 'recovery plans' and the like in Samoa should receive no further funding until sure-fire proof of existence is provided. More

Tooth-billed Pigeon Didunculus strigirostris 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Endangered Justification This secretive species qualifies as Endangered because it has a very small, fragmented range and population which are declining owing to hunting and habitat loss and degradation (partly driven by cyclones). More

* Tooth-billed Pigeon, Didunculus strigirostris Subfamily Treroninae - green & fruit doves Genus Phapitreron * White-eared Brown Dove, Phapitreron leucotis * Amethyst Brown Dove, Phapitreron amethystina * Dark-eared Brown Dove, Phapitreron cinereiceps Genus Treron green pigeons * Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon, Treron fulvicollis * Little Green Pigeon, Treron olax * Pink-necked More

Stamps showing Tooth-billed Pigeon Didunculus strigirostris Tooth-billed Pigeon Didunculus strigirostris Tooth-billed Pigeon Didunculus strigirostris 70.087 Tooth-billed Pigeon IOC v2.4: 2001 Links will open countrypage in new window - Samoa 10.03.1952 Definitives - Samoa 10.07. More

Tooth-billed Pigeon - Didunculus strigirostris Diduncule strigirostre = Diduncule strigirostre Gallery : © John Gould Site web : www.oiseaux.net Order : Columbiformes Family : Columbidae Species : Tooth-billed Pigeon Reference: jogo35410 Copy forbidden without prior authorization. Who are we ? The association | Legal mentions | Sources | Contact Updated on 2010/02/01 05:23:44 - © 1996-2010 Oiseaux. More

Tooth-billed Pigeon Didunculus strigirostris = Described by: Jardine (1845) Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range W. Samoa; Ex. restricted range; Upolu and Savaii Is. More

* Tooth-billed Pigeon, Didunculus strigirostris * Tongan Tooth-billed Pigeon, Didunculus placopedetes - prehistoric Subfamily Gourinae - crowned pigeons Genus Goura Subfamily N.N. More

Tooth-billed Pigeon Didunculus strigirostris Ogea Monarch Mayrornis personatai Long-legged Warbler Trichocichla rufa Samoan White-eye Zosterops samoensis Rotuma Myzomela Myzomela chermesina - Name E-Mail Comment Enter the correct letters and numbers from the image into the text box. This small test serves as access restriction against malicious bots. Simply reload the page if this graphic is too hard to read. More

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Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Didunculus
Species : strigirostris
Authority : (Jardine, 1845)
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