|Scientific Name:||Nesoenas duboisi (Rothschild, 1907)|
Columba duboisi (Rothschild, 1907)
|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.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Nesoenas duboisi (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Columba.
There were probably two other native pigeons on the island-a slaty, blue-winged Alectroenas, and unidentified ramiers. All three apparently became extinct in the early 1700s (Cheke 1987). Adler (1994) confused the situation by applying the name duboisi to the (undescribed) Alectroenas. Archeological work is needed to clarify the situation.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Brooks, T., Khwaja, N. & Mahood, S.|
This species was found on the island of Réunion, but it was last recorded in 1674 and is thought to have been Extinct since the early 18th century. Predation by introduced cats and rats is likely to have been the primary cause of its extinction.
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|Range Description:||Nesoenas duboisi is based on Dubois' 1674 description of rusty-red pigeons from Réunion (to France) (Rothschild 1907).|
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|Population:||No extant population remains.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Nothing is known, though it is likely to have inhabited forest.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Unknown|
|Generation Length (years):||5.6|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Major Threat(s):||Hunting, and perhaps also introduced predators, are likely to have caused its rapid demise.|
|Amended reason:||Map updated.|
|Citation:||BirdLife International. 2017. Nesoenas duboisi (amended version of assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22728712A119260576.Downloaded on 24 February 2018.|
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