Red-moustached fruit dove

Red-moustached fruit dove

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Ptilinopus mercierii

The red-moustached fruit dove was a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It was endemic to French Polynesia. The last record was of the subspecies P. m. tristrami on Hiva Oa, in 1922. Its extinction has been attributed to predation by the introduced great horned owl, as well as by introduced rats and cats. In 1994, it was listed as an extinct species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Endangered Species.

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

References

1. Red-moustached fruit dove Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-moustached_fruit_dove
2. Red-moustached fruit dove on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22691495/93314660

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