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Mauritius Blue-Pigeon

Alectroenas nitidissimus (Scopoli, GA 1786)

The Mauritius blue pigeon is an extinct species of blue pigeon formerly endemic to the Mascarene island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three extant ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white hackles around the head, neck and breast and blue plumage on the body, and it was red on the tail and the bare parts of the head. These colours were thought similar to those of the Dutch flag, a resemblance reflected in its French common name, Pigeon Hollandais. The juveniles may have been partially green. It was 30 cm (12 in) long and larger and more robust than any other blue pigeon species. It fed on fruits, nuts, and molluscs, and was once widespread in the forests of Mauritius. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Columbiformes
Family:
  Columbidae
Genus:
   Alectroenas
Scientific:
  Alectroenas nitidissimus


Original description

Citation:
  (Scopoli, GA 1786)

Reference:
   Delic. Florae Faunae Insubr. 2 p.93

Protonym:
  Columba nitidissima


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  BE8566B00A06FE64

Avibase ID:
  avibase-BE8566B0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/BE8566B0


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 558515


EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Alectroenas nitidissimus: Formerly Mauritius I. Extinct; last seen 1840
English:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon
Czech:
holub lesní
Danish:
Mauritiusblådue
German:
Mauritiusfruchttaube
Spanish:
Paloma azul de Mauricio
Spanish (Spain):
Paloma azul de Mauricio
Finnish:
mauritiuksensinikyyhky
French:
Founingo hollandais
Croatian:
kudrava voćarica
Hungarian:
mauritiusi gyümölcsgalamb
Italian:
Piccione blu di Mauritius
Japanese (romaji):
mo-rishasururibato
Japanese:
モーリシャスルリバト
Lithuanian:
Mauricinis mėlynasis karvelis
Dutch:
Mauritiaanse Blauwe Duif
Norwegian:
Vorteblådue
Polish:
koralczyk maurytyjski
Portuguese:
Pombo-azul-das-Maurícias
Russian:
Маврикийский синий голубь
Slovak:
pestroš maurícijský
Serbian:
Plavi golub sa Mauricijusa
Swedish:
mauritiusblåduva
Ukrainian:
Фунінго маврикійський
Chinese:
模里西斯蓝鸠
Chinese (Traditional):
模里西斯藍鳩1830滅絕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Founingo hollandais ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Founingo hollandais ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Clements, version 2021:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Clements, version 2022:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Clements 4th edition:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Clements 6th edition:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Clements, version 2015:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Clements, version 2016:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Clements, version 2017:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Clements, version 2018:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Clements, version 2019:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
eBird version 1.50:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
eBird version 1.52:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
eBird version 1.53:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
eBird version 1.54:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
eBird version 1.55:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
eBird version 2015:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
eBird version 2016:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
eBird version 2017:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
eBird version 2018:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
eBird version 2019:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
eBird version 2021:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
eBird version 2022:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Mauritius Blue-pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Alectroenas nitidissima
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Alectroenas nitidissima
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Alectroenas nitidissima
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Mauritius Blue-Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissima)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Mauritius Blue Pigeon ( Alectroenas nitidissimus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Alectroenas nitidissima
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Alectroenas nitidissimus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Czech: holub lesní
Danish: Mauritiusblådue
German: Mauritiusfruchttaube, Mauritiusfructtaube
English: Hollandais Pigeon, Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Mauritius Blue-Pigeon
English, HBW: Mauritius Blue-pigeon
English (IOC): Mauritius Blue Pigeon
English (United States): Mauritius Blue-Pigeon
Esperanto: Maŭricia blukolombo
Spanish: Paloma azul de Mauricio, Paloma Azul de Mauritius
Spanish (Spain): Paloma azul de Mauricio
Spanish (HBW): Mauritius Blue-Pigeon
Estonian: mauritiuse sinituvi
Finnish: Mauritiuksensinikyyhky
French: Founingo hollandais, Pigeon hollandais
Croatian: kudrava voćarica
Hungarian: mauritiusi gyümölcsgalamb
Italian: Piccione blu di Mauritius
Japanese (romaji): moarishasururibato, mo-rishasururibato
Japanese: モアリシャスルリバト, モーリシャスルリバト
Scientific: Alectroenas franciae, Alectroenas nitidissima, Alectroenas nitidissimus, Columba nitidissima
Lithuanian: Mauricinis mėlynasis karvelis
Dutch: Blauwe Duif Van Mauritius, Mauritiaanse Blauwe Duif, Mauritius-Blauwe Duif
Norwegian: Vorteblådue
Polish: koralczyk maurytyjski
Portuguese: Pombo-azul-das-Maurícias
Portuguese (Portugal): pombo-azul-das-maurícias
Russian: Маврикийский синий голубь
Slovak: bradaviciar maurícijský, pestroš maurícijský
Serbian: Plavi golub sa Mauricijusa
Swedish: Mauritiusblåduva
Turkish: Morityus mavi güvercini
Ukrainian: Фунінго маврикійський
Chinese: 模里西斯蓝鸠
Chinese (Traditional): 模里西斯藍鳩, 模里西斯藍鳩1830滅絕

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