Columbidae gen. & sp. ‘Buka 2’

Kilu Ground Pigeon (Columbidae gen. & sp.)

This up to now undescribed species is known exclusively from subfossil remains that were recovered from Holocene deposits in the Kilu Cave on the island of Buka in the northernmost part of the Solomon Islands group.



[1] David W. Steadman: Extinction and biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. University of Chicago Press 2006


edited: 19.08.2022