White-throated Ground-dove (Gallicolumba xanthonura) - HBW 4, p. 182
French: Gallicolombe pampusane
Spanish: Paloma-perdiz de las Marianas
Other common names: White-throated Dove, White-throated/Mariana/Yap/White-breasted Quail-dove
Taxonomy: Columba xanthonura Temminck, 1823, Marianas.
Forms a superspecies with G. jobiensis, G. kubaryi and G. erythroptera; this group also has somewhat more distant affinities with G. stairi, G. sanctaecrucis and G. salamonis. In past, G. kubaryi was listed as race of present species. Monotypic.
Distribution: Mariana Is on Asuncion, Pagan, Alamagan, Saipan, Tinian, Agiguan, Rota and Guam; also Yap I in Caroline Is.
- Near Threatened
- No sound recordings available yet