Polynesian Ground-Dove

The Polynesian Ground-Dove is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Polynesian Ground-dove (Gallicolumba erythroptera) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is endemic to French Polynesia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, plantations and rural gardens. It is threatened by habitat loss. Since it is unknown whether or not the bird has survived, it classified as critically endangered. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Gallicolumba erythroptera. More

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tiny islet where the critically endangered Polynesian Ground-dove was discovered in 1990's. Polynesian Ground-dove (Gallicolumba erythroptera) - Male foraging on scrub floor Polynesian Ground-dove (Gallicolumba erythroptera) is originally found widely throughout Society Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago. It soon became extinct in Tahiti after arrival of Europeans as it fell prey to black rat that came together with the ship. Later it had also become extinct on many Tuamotu islands where it was formerly reported by locals. More

The Polynesian Ground-dove is one of the 794 species so far identified by the AZE. Conserving its French Polynesian home would secure its future Close Window All photos are copyrighted by BirdLife and/or its contributing photographers and may not be reproduced or exploited in any fashion without permission from BirdLife. Where specific permission for media use has been given, please use the appropriate credit. More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Gallicolumba
Species : erythroptera
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)