Grenada Dove Leptotila wellsi


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Bird, J.P., Martin, R., Akçakaya, H.R., Gilroy, J., Burfield, I.J., Garnett, S.G., Symes, A., Taylor, J., ?ekercio?lu, Ç.H. and Butchart, S.H.M. 2020. Generation lengths of the world’s birds and their implications for extinction risk. Conservation Biology 34(5): 1252-1261. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13486.

Blockstein, D. E. 1991. Population declines of the endangered endemic birds on Grenada, West Indies. Bird Conservation International 1: 83-91.

Bolton, N.M., van Oosterhout, C., Collar, N.J. and Bell, D.J. 2015. Population constraints on the Grenada Dove Leptotila wellsi: preliminary ?ndings and proposals from south-west Grenada. Bird Conservation International 26: 205 –213.

Devas, R. P. 1943. Birds of Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines. Carenage Press, St George's, Grenada.

IUCN. 2021. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2021-3. Available at: (Accessed: 09 December 2021).

Knutson, T. R.; McBride, J. L.; Chan, J.; Emanuel, K.; Holland, G.; Landsea, C.; Held, I.; Kossin, J. P.; Srivastava, A. K.; Sugi, M. 2010. Tropical cyclones and climate change. Nature Geoscience 3: 157-163.

Rivera-Milán, F.F., Bertuol, P., Simal, F. and Rusk, B.L. 2015. Distance sampling survey and abundance estimation of the critically endangered Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi). The Condor 117(1): 87-93.

Rusk, B. L. 1992. The Grenada Dove and the Mt Hartman Estate: management recommendations. Unpublished report. Forestry and National Parks Dept., Government of Grenada., St George’s, Grenada.

Rusk, B. L. 1998. Status of the endangered endemic Grenada Dove.

Rusk, B. L. 2005. Draft post-Hurricane Ivan Grenada Dove evaluation. Unpublished report. Forestry and National Parks Dept., Government of Grenada, St George’s, Grenada.

Rusk, B. L. 2011. Saving Grenada's national bird.

Rusk, B. L. 2017. Long-term population monitoring of the Critically Endangered Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi) on Grenada, West Indies. The Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 30(1): 59-56.

Rusk, B. L., Temple, S. A., Wege, D., Wallace, G., Blockstein, D. E., Ledec, G., Sorenson, L. 2008. Recovery and Action Plan for the Grenada Dove (Draft). Forestry and National Parks Department, Government of Grenada.

Rusk, B.L. 2008. Grenada Dove census 2007 (Unpublished report). Forestry and National Parks Dept., Government of Grenada, St. George’s, Grenada.

Rusk, B.L. 2010. Case Study Mt Hartman and the Grenada Dove: Finding a Win-Win Solution. (Unpublished report). USAID & The Nature Conservancy.

Rusk, B.L. 2015. Predator Control for the Grenada Dove. Unpublished Report. Grenada Dove Conservation Programme and American Bird Conservancy.

Rusk, B.L.; Temple, S.A. 1995. Grenada Dove census, post habitat loss: west coast. Unpublished report.

Walsh, K. J. E.; McBride, J. L.; Klotzbach, P. J.; Balachandran, S.; Camargo, S. J.; Holland, G.; Knutson, T. R.; Kossin, J. P.; Lee, T.; Sobel, A.; Sugi, M. 2016. Tropical cyclones and climate change. Wires Climate Change 7(1): 65-89.

Further resources

Detailed species account from the Threatened birds of the Americas: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 1992). Please note, taxonomic treatment and IUCN Red List category may have changed since publication.

Recuento detallado de la especie tomado del libro Aves Amenazadas de las Americas, Libro Rojo de BirdLife International (BirdLife International 1992). Nota: la taxonomoía y la categoría de la Lista Roja de la UICN pudo haber cambiado desde esta publicación.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Leptotila wellsi. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.