Gallicolumba erythroptera pectoralis (Peale, 1848:205)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Peristera pectoralis Peale, 1848 (original combination)


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Possibly extinct



Aratika, Tuamotu Group


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Peale, Titian Ramsay. (1848). United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. VIII. Mammalia and ornithology. Philadelphia: C. Sherman.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Gallicolumba erythroptera. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 24 August 2013.

Gibbs, David, Barnes, Eustace and Cox, John (2001). Pigeons and Doves: A Guide to the Pigeons and Doves of the World. Robertsbridge, Sussex: Pica Press.

Holyoak, D. T. and Thibault, J. -C. (1984). Contribution à l'étude des oiseaux de Polynésie orientale. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle - Serie A: Zoologie 127: 1-209.

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

Monnet, C., Sandford, L., Siu, P., Thibault, J.-C. and Varney, A. (1993). Polynesian Ground Dove (Gallicolumba erythroptera) discovered at Rangiroa Atoll, Tuamotu Islands (Polynesia). Notornis 40: 128-130.


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