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Choiseul Pigeon

Microgoura meeki Rothschild, 1904

The Choiseul Pigeon or Solomons Crested Pigeon (Microgoura meeki) is an extinct species of bird in the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It was endemic to the island of Choiseul in the Solomon Islands, although there are unsubstantiated reports that it may once have lived on several nearby islands. The Choiseul Pigeon was monotypic within the genus Microgoura and had no known subspecies. Its closest living relative is believed to be the Thick-billed Ground Pigeon, and some authors have suggested that the Choiseul Pigeon may be a link between that species and the crowned pigeons. The adult pigeon was largely blue-grey, with a buffy orange belly and a distinctive slaty-blue crest. It is unknown how this crest was held by the bird in life. The bird’s head sported a blue frontal shield surrounded by black feathers and a bicoloured beak. The wings were brown and the short tail was a blackish purple. It was described as having a beautiful rising and falling whistling call. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Columbiformes
Family:
  Columbidae
Genus:
  Microgoura

Scientific:
  Microgoura meeki

Citation:
  Rothschild, 1904

Reference:
  BBOC 14 p.78

Protonym:
  Microgoura meeki

Avibase ID:
  75D098B55481BD7E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/75D098B5

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 177285


EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Microgoura meeki: Formerly Choiseul I. (nw Solomon Is.). Extinct; last reported 1904
English:
Choiseul Pigeon
Czech:
holub šalomounský
German:
Salomonentaube
Danish:
Lille Krondue
Spanish:
Paloma perdiz de la Choiseul
Finnish:
töyhtöpyykyyhky
French:
Microgoura de Choiseul
Italian:
Piccione di Choiseul
Japanese:
kanzashibato
Japanese:
カンザシバト
Dutch:
Salomonskroonduif
Norwegian:
Fyrstedue
Polish:
koronczyk
Portuguese:
Pombo-coroado-de-choiseul
Russian:
Хохлатый толстоклювый голубь
Slovak:
sedlonos chochlatý
Swedish:
choiseulduva
Ukrainian:
Голуб соломонський
Chinese:
冕鸠


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Microgoura de Choiseul ( Microgoura meeki)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Microgoura de Choiseul ( Microgoura meeki)
Clements 1st edition:
Choiseul Crowned Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Clements 3rd edition:
Choiseul Crowned Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Clements 4th edition:
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Clements 6th edition:
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
eBird version 1.55:
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
eBird version 2015:
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
eBird version 2019:
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Solomon Islands Ground Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Solomon Islands Ground Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Choiseul Crowned-Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
James Lee Peters:
Microgoura meeki
James Lee Peters (original):
Microgoura meeki
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Microgoura meeki
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Choiseul Pigeon ( Microgoura meeki)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Microgoura meeki
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Microgoura meeki

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Goura pigmea
Czech: holub šalamounský, Holub šalomounský
Danish: Lille Krondue
German: Salomonentaube
English: Choiseul Crested Pigeon, Choiseul Crowned Pigeon, Choiseul Crowned-Pigeon, Choiseul Pigeon, Crested Choiseul Pigeon, Salomon Island Ground Pigeon, Solomon Island Crowned Pigeon, Solomon Islands Crowned Pigeon, Solomon Islands Ground Pigeon, Solomon Islands Pigeon, Solomons Pigeon
English (IOC): Choiseul Pigeon
Spanish: Paloma Perdiz de Choiseul , Paloma perdiz de la Choiseul, Paloma-perdiz de la Choiseul
Spanish (Spain): Paloma perdiz de la Choiseul
Spanish (HBW): Choiseul Pigeon
Estonian: kahupea-tuvi
Finnish: Töyhtöpyykyyhky
French: Microgoura de Choiseul
Hungarian: salamon-szigeteki koronásgalamb
Italian: Piccione di Choiseul, Piccione terricolo di Meek
Japanese: kanzashibato
Japanese: カンザシバト
Scientific: Microgoura meeki
Lithuanian: Vainikuotasis karvelis
Dutch: Salomonskroonduif, Solomon Eilanden-kroonduif, Solomon-eilandkroonduif, Solomonskroonduif
Norwegian: Fyrstedue
Polish: koronczyk, korończyk
Portuguese: Pombo-coroado-de-choiseul
Russian: Хохлатый толстоклювый голубь
Slovak: sedlonos chochlatý
Swedish: choiseulduva, Meeks markduva
Ukrainian: Голуб соломонський
Chinese: 冕鸠
Chinese (Traditional): 什瓦札爾雞鳩

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