Columba jouyi Stejneger, 1887:538

Ryukyu pigeon, Ryukyu wood pigeon, Silver-banded black pigeon, Riu Kiu wood pigeon



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Janthoenas jouyi Stejneger, 1887:538


Conservation Status


Last record: 1906 (Okinawa); 1936 (Daito Islands)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Ryukyu Islands (Daito and Okinawa), Japan


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Stejneger, L. (1887). Description of a new species of fruit-pigeon ([i]Janthoenas jouyi[/i]) from the Lui Kiu Islands, Japan. American Naturalist 21: 538-539.


Other references:

Anonymous. (1964). List of rare birds, including those thought to be so but of which detailed information is still lacking. IUCN Bulletin 10(Special Supplement): 4 pp.

Baker, R. H. (1948). Report on collections of birds made by United States Naval Medical Research Unit, no. 2, in the Pacific War Area. Smithsonian Miscellanious Collections 107(15): 1-74.

BirdLife International. (2012). Columba jouyi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 21 May 2013.

BirdLife International. 2016. Columba jouyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22690222A93265958. Accessed on 02 July 2022.

Brooks, T. 2000. Extinct species. In: BirdLife International (ed.), Threatened Birds of the World, pp. 701-708. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona and Cambridge, U.K.

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

Gibbs, D., Barnes, E. and Cox, J. (2001). Pigeons and doves. Robertsbridge, Sussex: Pica Press.

Greenway James C. (1967). Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World. American Committee for International Wild Life Protection, Special Publication no 13, 2nd edn. Dover Publications, New York.

Hume, JP. (2017) Extinct Birds 2nd Edition

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser. 544 pp.

Knox, Alan G. and Walters, Michael P. (1994). Extinct and endangered birds in the collections of The Natural History Museum. British Ornithologists' Club Occasional Publications 1: 1-292.

Kuroda, N. (1925). A contribution to the knowledge of the avifauna of the Riu Kiu Islands and the vicinity. Tokyo: Self published.

Matsuoka H, Oshiro I, Yamauchi T, Ono K, and Hasegawa Y (2002) Seabird—wood pigeon paleoavifauna of the Kita-Daito Island: fossil assemblage from the cave deposit and its implication. Bulletin of Gunma Museum of Natural History 6: 1-14.

Sayol, Ferran, Steinbauer, Manuel J., Blackburn, Tim M., Antonelli, Alexandre and Faurby, Søren. (2020). Anthropogenic extinctions conceal widespread evolution of flightlessness in birds. Science Advances 6(49): eabb6095. [Supplementary Material (Data File S1)]

Scott, Peter (ed.). (1965). Preliminary List of Rare Mammals and Birds, pp. 155-237. In: The Launching of a New Ark. First Report of the President and Trustees of the World Wildlife Fund. An International Foundation for saving the world's wildlife and wild places 1961-1964. London: Collins.

Soares, André E. R. et al. (2016). Complete mitochondrial genomes of living and extinct pigeons revise the timing of the columbiform radiation. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 230.

Stattersfield, A.J., Crosby, M.J., Long, A.J. and Wege, D.C. 1998. Endemic bird areas of the world: priorities for bird conservation. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Tyrberg, Tommy. (2009). Holocene avian extinctions, pp. 63-106. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.


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