Genus Gallicolumba


Palau Ground Dove - The Palau Ground-dove is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is endemic to Palau.


Mindanao Bleeding-heart - Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss and overhunting. It occurs on Samar, Leyte, Bohol, Dinagat, Mindanao and Basilan, but the only records since the 1980s are from Mindanao, Bohol and Samar. The Basilan subspecies, Gallicolumba crinigera bartletti, apparently became extinct by the mid-20th century,


Tanna Ground-Dove - The Tanna Ground Dove , also known as Forster's Dove of Tanna, is an extinct dove species. Its taxonomic affiliation is uncertain but at its first scientific discussion by Johann Georg Wagler in 1829 it was classified into the genus Gallicolumba ; its closest relative is possibly the Santa Cruz Ground Dove. It was endemic to the Pacific island of Tanna, Vanuatu . Forster records a native name mahk, almost certainly from the Kwamera language.


Negros Bleeding-heart - This species has an extremely small, severely fragmented population. Continuing rates of forest loss on the two islands where it occurs suggest that it will continue to decline, thereby qualifying it as critically endangered.


Truk island ground-dove - Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, subtropical or tropical moist montanes, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, and plantations . It is threatened by habitat loss.

Luzon Bleeding-heart - On its upper surfaces, the Luzon Bleeding-heart is slate grey in colour, but because it is iridescent, it can appear to be purple, royal blue, or bottle-green, and the apparent colour varies with lighting conditions. The belly and under wing areas are buff or chestnut. As in most pigeons, there is little sexual dimorphism; males tend to be larger and have a more pronounced red patch, and some authorities claim that the female has a purplish iris, though others dispute this. Body shape is typical of the genus, with a round body, a short tail and long legs.


Sulu Bleeding-heart - This species is known from two specimens collected in the Sulu Archipelago in 1891, and has not been recorded with certainty since. There were local reports of the bird from several islands in 1995. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered.


Marquesan Ground-Dove - Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

Cinnamon Ground-Dove - Their distribution is in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.


Thick-billed Ground Dove - The Thick-billed Ground Dove is an extinct dove species of the Gallicolumba genus.


Shy Ground-Dove - The Shy Ground-dove is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. The species was formerly known as the Friendly Ground Dove. It is found in American Samoa, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Wallis and Futuna Islands. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Sulawesi Ground-Dove - An Indonesian endemic, this elusive species is distributed to primary rainforests of Sulawesi in Wallacea. The Sulawesi Ground-dove is a terrestrial bird. Its diet consists mainly of seeds and fallen fruits taken from feeding grounds. The female lays a single white egg.


White-throated ground-dove - The male White Throated Ground Dove has a chocolate brown body with white head and breast while the females are shades of brown with no white on the body.

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Gallicolumba