Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Tooth-billed Pigeon (Didunculus strigirostris) - HBW 4, p. 193

French: Diduncule strigirostre German: Zahntaube Spanish: Paloma Manumea

Taxonomy: Gnathodon strigirostris Jardine, 1845, Australia; error = Upolu, Samoa.
Very distinctive genus of uncertain affinities, perhaps most closely allied to Gallicolumba; some early workers placed the species in its own family, Didunculidae. Single species survives, although a larger, extinct member of the genus has been found in cave deposits on 'Eua (S Tonga). Monotypic.

Distribution: Upolu and Savaii in Western Samoa.

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