Nesoenas picturata aldabrana Sclater, 1872:623

Amirante turtle dove



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Streptopelia (Columba) picturata aldabrana Sclater, 1872:623


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Amirante Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Sclater, P. L. (1872). The secretary on additions to the menagerie. proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 3: 623-626.


Other references:

Benson, C. W. (1999). Type specimens of bird skins in the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ritish Ornithologists' Club Occasional Publications 4: 1-221.

BirdLife International. (2012). Nesoenas picturatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 08 December 2014.

Hume, Julian Pender. (2011). Systematics, morphology, and ecology of pigeons and doves (Aves: Columbidae) of the Mascarene Islands, with three new species. Zootaxa 3124: 1-62. [Abstract]

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

Matthews, Thomas J. et al. (2022). Threatened and extinct island endemic birds of the world: Distribution, threats and functional diversity. Journal of Biogeography.

Skerrett, A. and Disley, T. 2011. Birds of Seychelles. Christopher Helm, London, UK.


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