Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Palau Ground-dove (Gallicolumba canifrons) - HBW 4, p. 186

French: Gallicolombe des Palau German: Graustirntaube Spanish: Paloma-perdiz de las Palau
Other common names: Pelew/Grey-fronted Ground-dove

Taxonomy: Phlegoenas [sic] canifrons Hartlaub and Finsch, 1872, Palau.
Affinities unclear: may form a superspecies with G. beccarii, and these two also appear to be related to the G. jobiensis superspecies; alternatively, may be related to G. hoedtii, and more distantly to G. beccarii, G. stairi and G. sanctaecrucis. Monotypic.

Distribution: Palau, from Babelthuap S to Angaur.

  • Near Threatened
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