Bonin Wood Pigeon
Columba versicolor

Range and population
Columba versicolor was endemic to Nakondo Shima and Peel Island (Chichi-juma) in the Bonin Islands (Ogasawara-shoto), Japan2. It is known from four specimens, in Frankfurt , Leningrad and Tring1. It was last recorded in 1889, with its extinction presumably resulting from clearance of the islands' subtropical evergreen forest, and from predation by introduced cats and rats3. Japanese Wood-Pigeon C. janthina has also become extinct in the Bonin Islands , and on Kita-iwo-jima and Iwo-jima immediately to the south, although survives on other offshore Japanese islands3.

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