Silvery Pigeon

This is 5th blog in the series of wild pigeons, today i have selected a pigeon which was extinct and rediscovered in 2008 . Silvery Pigeon a species of pigeon found in Indonesia and Malaysia .It was thought to be extinct but wild populations were rediscovered in 2008 near Masokut island, this is the first confirmed reports since 1931,However, it is listed as Critically Endangered because it is assumed to have a tiny population

Photo by James Eaton
It lives in mangrove forests and other woodlands in the low-lying offshore islands and adjacent coastal regions. Its plumage is pale silvery grey, with black remiges (or flight feathers) and ends of the tail feathers.Deforestation, especially removal of mangrove forests is the main threat to this bird

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