Gallicolumba luzonica rubiventris Gonzales, 1979

Catanduanes bleeding-heart



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1971


Only known from the holotype. There are recent, unconfirmed, reports of this taxon ("Tamaraw", 2008; Szabo et al. 2012).



Catanduanes Island, Luzon, Philippines (north-east)


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype.






Original scientific description:

Gonzales, Pedro C. (1979). Birds of Catanduanes. Zoological Papers of the National Museum, Manila, No. 2.


Other references:

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.

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

Szabo, J. K., Khwaja, N., Garnett, S. T. and Butchart, S. H. M. (2012). Global Patterns and Drivers of Avian Extinctions at the Species and Subspecies Level. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47080. [see Table S3]

"Tamaraw". (2008). Catanduanes (Luzon). Blog post on (27 October 2008). Accessed 30 March 2014.


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