Socorro dove

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Socorro dove
Zenaida graysoni 1.jpg
Socorro dove collecting nesting material
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Aves
Subclass: Neornithes
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Subfamily: Leptotilinae
Genus: Zenaida
Binomial name
Zenaida graysoni
Lawrence 1871

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] It was at one time considered a subspecies of the mourning dove.

References[change | change source]

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