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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Columbidae.


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  • Large islands in Samoa support up to 6 species of fruit-eating pigeons including the Samoan tooth-billed pigeon (Didunculus strigirostris), a monotypic genus endemic to the islands.

    Samoan tropical moist forests

  • In some respects he was misinformed, notably in that in which he was told that the _Didunculus_ was peculiar to the Samoan Islands; for the bird certainly is known in some of the Solomon Islands, and also in the

    The Call Of The South 1908

  • Presently, as we were all smoking and exchanging compliments in the high-flown, stilted Samoan style, there entered the house a strapping young warrior, carrying a wickerwork cage, in which were two of the rare and famous _Manu Mea_ (red-bird) of Samoa -- the _Didunculus_ or tooth-billed pigeon.

    The Call Of The South 1908

  • _Didunculus_ is now alive, and in good health in the gardens, and Mr. Bartlett assures me is likely to do well '.

    The Call Of The South 1908

  • Didunculus of Samoa; and a new genus (Henicophaps), discovered by myself, which possesses a very long and powerful bill, quite unlike that of any other pigeon.

    The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature — Volume 2

  • I have looked through the magnificent collection of the Columbidæ in the British Museum, and, with the exception of a few forms (such as the Didunculus, Calænas, Goura, &c), I do not hesitate to {133} affirm that some domestic races of the rock-pigeon differ fully as much from each other in external characters as do the most distinct natural genera.

    The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I.

  • _Didunculus_, or tooth-billed pigeon) she would take it to Apia and sell it for five dollars -- sometimes ten.

    The Call Of The South 1908

  • "One of the curiosities of Samoan natural history is _Le Manu Mea_, or red bird of the natives, the tooth-billed pigeon (_Didunculus

    The Call Of The South 1908


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