Socorro dove

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Socorro Dove
Socorro Dove collecting nesting material
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Subclass: Neornithes
Infraclass: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Subfamily: Leptotilinae
Genus: Zenaida
Species: Z. graysoni
Binomial name
Zenaida graysoni
Lawrence, 1871

Zenaida macroura graysoni

The Socorro Dove (Zenaida graysoni) is a dove that now cannot be found in the wild. In captivity, there are not more than some 200 and probably fewer than 100 purebred birds. Because of this, a reintroduction program is being prepared.[1]

It is a close relative of the Mourning and Eared Doves, particularly the former[2] and was at one time considered its subspecies.

References[change | change source]

  1. BLI (2004), Schmechel (2006)
  2. Johnson & Clayton (2000)