Marquesan ground dove

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Marquesan ground dove
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A. rubescens
Binomial name
Alopecoenas rubescens
(Vieillot, 1818)
Synonyms

Gallicolumba rubescens

The Marquesan ground dove (Alopecoenas rubescens) is a bird species in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to French Polynesia.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

It was formerly classified as endangered by the IUCN.[2] But new research has shown it to be not as rare as it was believed. Consequently, it was downlisted to vulnerable in 2008.[3]

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  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Alopecoenas rubescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  2. ^ BLI (2006)
  3. ^ BLI (2008)

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