Caloenas maculata

The Liverpool Pigeon or Spotted Green Pigeon is a presumed extinct pigeon species from an unknown provenance.

The Caloenas maculata is classified as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

Summary Caloenas maculata is known only from one surviving specimen in the Merseyside County Museums, and one lost specimen, collected between 1783 and 1823. The providence of the specimens is unknown, but it seems most likely to have been a Pacific species, given the main area of activity of its collectors. Its short, rounded wings suggest it evolved on a small predator-free island. It was possibly the bird described by the people of Tahiti in 1928 as being speckled green and white. More

Spotted Green Pigeon, Caloenas maculata, is affectionately known as the ‘Liverpool Pigeon’ because the only surviving specimen of the species is held in the collections of the Liverpool World Museum. The whereabouts of the only other specimen of the species is unknown. Birdlife International only recognised the species this year and immediately listed it as extinct. More

pigeon, Caloenas maculata, is a mystery species: the sole surviving specimen has resided in the Liverpool Museum since 1851 but was probably collected on a Pacific island for Edward Stanley, the 13th Earl of Derby. The chapter on extinct birds is a bonus in this 614-page volume that concludes this series' description of the passerines (birds with feet adapted for perching). It does so in great style, starting with jacamars and toucans and going on to honeyguides and woodpeckers. More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Caloenas
Species : maculata
Authority : (Gemelin, 1789)