IUCN threat status:

Extinct (EX)


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Range Description

Pezophaps solitaria was endemic to Rodrigues, Mauritius, from where it is known from numerous historical accounts (Cheke 1987), with those of Leguat in 1708 providing particularly rich detail (Hachisuka 1953), and many bones (Cowles 1987). It was very rare by 1761, when Pingré was informed of its presence. Morel reported in 1778 that the birds were certainly extinct (Cheke 1987).


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