Patagioenas inornata wetmorei (Peters, 1937)

Puerto Rico plain pigeon



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1961



Puerto Rico


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2020). Patagioenas inornata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T22690312A178305283. Accessed on 29 November 2022.

Miyamoto, M. M.; Allard, M. W.; Moreno, J. A. 1994. Conservation genetics of the Plain Pigeon (Columba inornata) in Puerto Rico. The Auk 111: 910-916.

Rivera-Milan, F. F.; Boomer, G. S.; Martínez, A. J. 2016. Sustainability assessment of Plain Pigeons and White-crowned Pigeons illegally hunted in Puerto Rico. Condor 118(2): 300-308.

Rivera-Milán, Frank F., Martínez, Alexis J. et al. (2022). Puerto Rico plain pigeon, scaly-naped pigeon and red-tailed hawk: population dynamics and association patterns before and after hurricanes. Endangered Species Research 47: 75-89.

Rivera-Milán, F. F.; Ruiz, C. R.; Cruz, J. A.; Sustache, J. A. 2003. Reproduction of Plain Pigeons (Columba inornata wetmorei) in east central Puerto Rico. The Auk 120: 466-480.

Rivera-Milán, F. F.; Ruiz, C. R.; Cruz, J. A.; Vázquez, M.; Martínez, A. J. 2003. Population monitoring of Plain Pigeons in Puerto Rico. Wilson Bulletin 115: 45-51.

Vilella, Francisco J., and Spencer L. Weitzel, U.S. Geological Survey, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, “A GIS-Based Rapid Assessment of Geographic Distribution and Habitat Conditions of the Endangered Puerto Rico Plain Pigeon Patagioneas inornata wetmorei After Hurricane Maria: Final Report,” May 2018.


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