Columba versicolor 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Aves Columbiformes Columbidae

Scientific Name: Columba versicolor Kittlitz, 1832
Common Name(s):
English Bonin Woodpigeon, Bonin Wood-Pigeon
Taxonomic Source(s): Brooks, T. 2000. Extinct species. In: BirdLife International (ed.), Threatened Birds of the World, pp. 701-708. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona and Cambridge, U.K.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-10-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Brooks, T., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S., Martin, R
This species was found in Japan's Ogasawara Islands, but it has not been recorded since 1889 and is now Extinct. Habitat clearance is likely to have been the major factor driving its extinction.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Columba versicolor was endemic to Nakondo Shima and Peel Island (Chichi-jima) in the Bonin Islands (Ogasawara-shoto), Japan (Goodwin 1967). It is known from four specimens, in Frankfurt, Leningrad and Tring (Brazil 1991) and was last recorded in 1889 (Stattersfield et al. 1998).

Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
Additional data:
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):NoEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):No
Continuing decline in number of locations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:No
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Population [top]

Population:None remain.
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No
Continuing decline in subpopulations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations:NoAll individuals in one subpopulation:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabited the lush forested interior of the small islands in its range.

Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown
Generation Length (years):5.6
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its extinction presumably resulted from clearance of the islands' subtropical evergreen forest, and from predation by introduced cats and rats (Stattersfield et al. 1998).

Citation: BirdLife International. 2016. Columba versicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22690218A93265793. . Downloaded on 22 July 2018.
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