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Description

Scientific Name

Alectroenas rodericana

English Name

Rodrigues Pigeon

Local English Name

 

French Name

 

Local French Name

 

Creole Name

 

Habitat

Terrestrial

Geographic Range

Rodrigues

Status

Extinct

First Description

Milne-Edwards, 1874

 
Classification

Kingdom
Phylum
Sub phylum
Class
Sub class
Super order
Order
Family
Sub-Family
Genus
Species

Animalia
Chordata
Vertebrata
Aves


Columbiformes
Columbidae


Alectroenas rodericana

 

Rodrigues Pigeon Alectroenas rodericana is known from subfossil bones from Rodrigues, Mauritius, and descriptions from Leguat in 1708 and from Tafforet in 1726 . It presumably became extinct in the first half of the 18th century, possibly due to the depredations of introduced rats.

. . .
. Extinct Birds

Index
Dodo
Blue Pigeon
Broad-billed Parrot
Grey Parrot
Mascarene Coot
Mauritian Duck
Mauritius Owl
Mascarene Swan
Mauritius Night Heron
Red Rail
Bourbon Crested Starling

Rodrigues Solitaire
Rodrigues Night Heron
Rodrigues Little Owl
Rodrigues Owl
Newton's Parakeet
Rodrigues Parrot
Rodrigues Pigeon
Rodrigues Rail
Rodrigues Starling


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. References

1. Cheke (1987).
2. Cowles (1987).


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Birdlife International

 
 
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