Cloven-feathered dove

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Cloven-feathered dove is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The cloven-feathered dove is found on New Caledonia, an island chain located roughly 1000 miles east northeast of Australia. This bird is one of over 300 species of pigeons/doves. The term "dove" and "pigeon" are used interchangeably, although smaller species are more likely to be called doves. They are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short slender bills. The plumage of the cloven-feathered dove is green in color, and there are white and dark green bands that appear on the wings and rump. More

The Cloven-feathered Dove (Drepanoptila holosericea) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Drepanoptila. It is endemic to New Caledonia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Drepanoptila holosericea. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. More

* Cloven-feathered Dove/Sam Woods This bird was calling in a local garden. More

Cloven-feathered Dove Drepanoptila holosericea 1 on New Caledonia, 2 April. Pacific Imperial-Pigeon Ducula pacifica 5+ on Rennell, 7 April. ** Red-knobbed Imperial-Pigeon** D. rubricera 1 on Guadalcanal, 9 April. Island Imperial-Pigeon D. pistrinaria 3+ on Rennell, 7 April. New Caledonian Imperial-Pigeon D. goliath 3-4 on New Caledonia, 2 April. COCKATOOS: Cacatuidae Ducorps’ Cockatoo Cacatua ducorpsii 2 on Guadalcanal, 9 April. More

Cloven-feathered Dove feeding on fruit More

or so endemics which can be seen of which Cloven-feathered Dove is in my opinion the most spectacular. Some of these endemics occur on the Loyalty Islands to the north-east. Two of these are on Lifou and one on Ouvea . We did not try for this last species. There are also several species which are only shared with neighbouring islands such as Fiji and Vanuatu. Do not expect a large list but the quality is high. Logistics. More

good chance to see Cloven-feathered Dove and other endemics which are easier to see here than elsewhere on the island. Night at La Foa. Day 6 - Departure After a rewarding tour with the unique opportunity to see the enigmatic Kagu, we enjoy a final breakfast before we head to the airport for our flights to Australia and beyond. More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Drepanoptila
Species : holosericea
Authority : (Temminck, 1810)