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Columba versicolor Kittlitz, 1832:5

Bonin (Island) wood pigeon

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Columba kitlizii Temminck, 1835; Columba metallica Vigors, 1839:25; Columba iris Kittlitz, 1858:175

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: 1889 (Day, 1981; Hume & Walters, 2012:140)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

The last specimen was reputedly taken by a A. P. Holst in 1889 from Nakondo Shima (Day, 1981).

 

Distribution

Nakondo Shima and Peel Island (= Chichi-jima) in the Bonin Islands (= Ogasawara-shoto), Japan

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

References

Original scientific description:

Kittlitz, F. H. v. (1832-33). Kupfertafeln zur Naturgeschicte der Vögel. Frankfurt am Main: Johan David Sauerländer.

 

Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Columba versicolor. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 21 May 2013.

BirdLife International. 2016. Columba versicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22690218A93265793. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22690218A93265793.en. Downloaded on 27 June 2021.

Brazil, M. A. (1991). The birds of Japan. Chistopher Helm, London.

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.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

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.

Fuller, Errol. (1988). Extinct Birds. New York: Facts on File Publications. 256 pp.

Goodwin, D. 1967. Pigeons and doves of the world. British Museum (Natural History), London.

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

Kittlitz, F. H. v. (1858). Denkwürdigkeiten einer Reise nach dem russischen Amerikanach Micronesien und durch Kamtscatka. Goth: J. Perthes.

Mlíkovský, Jiří and Loskot, V. M. (2016). Type specimens and type localities of birds (Aves) collected during Friedrich Heinrich von Kittlitz’s circumnavigation in 1826-1829. Part 1. Specimens in the collections of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St.-Petersburg, Russia. Journal of the National Museum (Prague), Natural History Series 185: 77-137.

Mlíkovský, Jiří. (2016). Type specimens and type localities of birds (Aves) collected during Friedrich Heinrich von Kittlitz’s circumnavigation in 1826-1829. Part 2. Specimens in other collections. Journal of the National Museum (Prague), Natural History Series 185: 139-156.

Seebohm, H. (1890). On the birds of the Bonin Islands. Ibis S6(2): 95-108.

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.

Temminck, C. J. (1835). Livre 98. Plate XX in Temminck, C. J. and Laugier de Chartreuse, M. (eds.) 1820-1839. Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux, pour servir de suite et de complément aux planches enluminées de Buffon. Paris: G. Levrault.

Vigors, N. A. (1839). The zoology of Captain Beechey's voyage to the Pacific and Behring's Straits, performed in H.M.S. Blossom under the command of Captain F. W. Beechey in the years 1825-28: Ornithology. London: Henry G. Bohn.

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