Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae ssp. nov. 'Kermadec Islands'

Raoul Island pigeon, Kermadec Islands pigeon (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: before 1887 (Cheeseman, 1891)



Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands


Biology & Ecology










Cheeseman, T. F. (1891). On the birds of the Kermadec Islands. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 23: 216-226.

Holdaway, Richard N., Worthy, Trevor H. and Tennyson, Alan J. D. (2001). A working list of breeding bird species of the New Zealand region at first human contact. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 28: 119-187.

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

Oliver, W. R. B. (1955). New Zealand birds. Wellington: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 661 pp.

Worthy, Trevor H. and Brassey, R. (2000). New Zealand pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) on Raoul Island, Kermadec Group. Notornis 47(1): 36-38.


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