Galapagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis) - HBW 4, p. 160
French: Tourterelle des Galapagos
Spanish: Zenaida de Galápagos
Taxonomy: Zenaida Galapagoensis Gould, 1839, Galapagos Archipelago.
Sometimes separated in monospecific genus Nesopelia; has proportionally shorter tail, larger legs and feet, and longer bill than Z. macroura and Z. auriculata; however, Z. aurita appears to be intermediate between present species and other members of genus in the above characters and colour patterns; nevertheless, present species has very different calls and displays from all other Zenaida and, given the conservative nature of dove displays, its isolation in a separate genus may be appropriate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- exsul (Rothschild & Hartert, 1899) - Culpepper (Darwin) and Wenman (Wolf) in N Galapagos.
- galapagoensis Gould, 1839 - major islands of Galapagos (except Culpepper and Wenman).
- Least Concern
- No sound recordings available yet