Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Columbidae — the blue pigeons.

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Examples

  • Other birds include: the endemic Seychelles bulbul Hypsipetes crassirostris, blue pigeon Alectroenas pulcherrima, Seychelles sunbird Nectarinia dussamieri, Seychelles kestrel Falco araea and an endemic cave-nesting swiftlet Collocalia francica elaphra.

    Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, Seychelles

  • Examples include the Anjouan sunbird (Nectarinia comorensis) and the Anjouan brush-warbler (Nesillas longicaudata) that are strictly confined to Anjouan Island, and the Comoro olive-pigeon (Columba pollenii) and Comoro blue-pigeon (Alectroenas sganzini) which occur on all the islands.

    Comoros forests

  • On Mauritius, a beautiful red-white-and-blue creature called the pigeon Hollandais (Alectroenas nitidissima) had followed the dodo into extinction by about 1835, and the pink pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri) is in jeopardy of extinction at this moment.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • On Mauritius, a beautiful red-white-and-blue creature called the pigeon Hollandais (Alectroenas nitidissima) had followed the dodo into extinction by about 1835, and the pink pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri) is in jeopardy of extinction at this moment.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • These extinctions include the dodo (Raphus cucullatus) of Mauritius, Rodrigues solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria), Rodgrigues parakeet (Psittacula excul), Mascarene parrot (Mascarinus mascarinus), Réunion starling (Fregilupus varius), and the Mauritius blue-pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima).

    Mascarene forests

  • Other endemics are the Seychelles kestrel (Falco araea VU), Seychelles blue-pigeon (Alectroenas pulcherrima), Seychelles swiftlet (Collocalia elaphra VU), Seychelles bulbul (Hypsipetes crassirostris), Seychelles magpie-robin (Copsychus sechellarum CR), Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis VU), chestnut-sided white-eye (Zosterops mayottensis), Seychelles white-eye (Zosterops modestus CR), and Seychelles fody (Foudia sechellarum VU).

    Granitic Seychelles forests

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