Gallicolumba jobiensis chalconota Mayr, 1935:2

Solomons white-bibbed ground dove, Solomon Islands ground-dove



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 15 November 1927 (Mayr, 1935) or later; 1930's (Hume & Walters, 2012:152); early 1940's? (Donaghho, 1950)



Vella Lavella Island, Solomon Islands


Biology & Ecology




Only known from four specimens.


Holotype: AMNH 220556 (Mayr, 1935)






Original scientific description:

Mayr, Ernst. (1935). Birds collected during the Whitney South Sea expedition, XXX: descriptions of twenty-five new species and subspecies. American Museum Novitates 820: 1-6.


Other references:

Donaghho, Walter R. (1950). Observations of some birds of Guadalcanal and Tulagi. Condor 52(3): 127-132.

Dutson, G. (2011). Birds of Melanesia: The Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Princeton University Press.

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


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