Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Cloven-feathered Dove (Drepanoptila holosericea) - HBW 4, p. 224

French: Ptilope vlouvlou German: Spaltschwingentaube Spanish: Tilopo de Nueva Caledonia

Taxonomy: Columba Holosericea Temminck, 1810, Sandwich Island (= Éfaté, S Vanuatu); error = New Caledonia.
A very distinctive monotypic genus characterized by notched primaries and short, very rounded wings; closely allied to Ptilinopus, perhaps most closely to those of proposed subgenus Chrysoena, P. victor, P. luteovirens and P. layardi. Monotypic.

Distribution: New Caledonia and I of Pines.