Thick-billed Ground Dove

The Thick-billed Ground Dove is an extinct dove species of the Gallicolumba genus.

The Thick-billed Ground Dove is classified as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

Image: Thick-billed Ground Dove Illustration - Add comment Add tags Thick-billed Ground Dove Illustration Description This illustration by John Cox for the book Pigeons and Doves is based on the Australian Museum holotype of the Thick-billed Ground Dove, Gallicolumba salamonis. Published by Pica Press. More

The Thick-billed Ground Dove (Gallicolumba salamonis) is an extinct dove species of the Gallicolumba genus. Description - This poorly known species is only known from two specimens from 1882 and 1927. The holotype from 1882 can be seen in the Australian Museum in Sydney. The length was about 26 cm. The head, the throat, and the breast mantle were beige. More

The Thick-billed Ground Dove might preferred dry beach forests on the Solomon Islands of Makira (formerly San Cristobal), and the tiny island of Ramos which belongs to Malaita. It is likely that it have also occurred on other islands in that region in the past. It was a ground-dweller like its congeners, and so it was an easy prey for introduced rats and feral pigs, cats and dogs. The logging of the lowland forests in its habitat and the hunting sealed its fate. More

Thick-billed Ground Dove Gallicolumba salamonis 65. Negros Fruit-dove Ptilinopus arcanus 66. Marquesan Imperial-pigeon Ducula galeata 67. Philippine Cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia 68. Norfolk Island Parakeet Cyanoramphus cookii 69. More

* Thick-billed Ground Dove, Gallicolumba salamonis * Marquesas Ground Dove, Gallicolumba rubescens * Bronze Ground Dove, Gallicolumba beccarii * Palau Ground Dove, Gallicolumba canifrons * Wetar Ground Dove, Gallicolumba hoedtii * Norfolk Island Ground Dove, Gallicolumba norfolciensis (extinct) Genus Trugon * Thick-billed Ground Pigeon, Trugon terrestris Genus Microgoura * More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Gallicolumba
Species : salamonis
Authority : (Ramsay, 1882)