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Nesoenas cicur Hume

Mauritius Turtle Dove (Nesoenas cicur)

The Mauritius Turtle Dove was described based on subfossil bones that were recovered from deposits on the island of Mauritius, where it lived sympatrically with the Mauritius Pink Pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri (Prevost)).

This species had rather robust legs and small wings and had a rather terrestrial lifestyle. [1]



[1] Julian P. Hume: Extinct Birds: Bloomsbury Natural History; 2nd edition 2017


edited: 07.05.2022