Partridge Pigeon Geophaps smithii


Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. 2011. Geophaps smithii smithii. In ‘Species Profile and Threats Database’. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communitie, Canberra.

Fraser, F. J. 2000. The impacts of fire and grazing on the Partridge Pigeon, the ecological requirements of a declining tropical granivore.

Fraser, F.; Lawson, V.; Morrison, S.; Christopherson, P.; McGregor, S.; Rawlinson, M. 2003. Fire management experiment for the declining Partridge Pigeon, Kakadu National Park. Ecological Management & Restoration 4(2): 94-102.

Garnett, S. T.; Crowley, G. M. 2000. The action plan for Australian birds 2000. Environment Australia, Canberra.

Garnett, S. T.; Szabo, J. K.; Dutson, G. 2011. The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Leahy, L., Legge, S.M., Tuft, K., McGregor, H., Barmuta, L., Jones, M.E. and Johnson, C.N. 2015. Amplified predation after fire suppresses rodent populations in Australia’s tropical savannas. Wildlife Research 42: 705-716.

McGregor, H., Legge, S., Jones, M.E. and Johnson, C.N. 2015. Feral cats are better killers in open habitats, revealed by animal-borne video. PLoS ONE 10: e0133915.

McGregor, H.W., Legge, S.M., Jones, M.E. and Johnson, C.N. 2016. Extraterritorial hunting expeditions to intense fire scars by feral cats. Scientific Reports 6: 22559.

Setterfield, S. A, Rossiter-Rachor, N.A., Hutley, L.B., Douglas, M.M. and Williams, R.J. 2010. Turning up the heat: the impacts of Andropogon gayanus (gamba grass) invasion on fire behaviour in northern Australia. Diversity and Distributions 16: 854-861.

Setterfield, S.A., Rossiter-Rachor, N.A., Douglas, M.M., Wainger, L., Petty, A.M., Barrow, P., Shepherd, I.J., Ferdinands, K.B. 2013. Adding fuel to the fire: The impacts of non-native grass invasion on fire management at a regional scale. PLoS ONE 8: e59144.

Woinarski, J. C. Z., and Legge, S. 2013. The impacts of fire on birds in Australia’s tropical savannas. Emu 113: 319–352.

Woinarski, J.C.Z. 2004. National multi-species Recovery Plan for the Partridge Pigeon [eastern subspecies] Geophaps smithii smithii; crested shrike-tit [northern (sub)-species] Falcunculus (frontatus) whitei; masked owl [north Australian mainland subspecies] Tyto novaehollandae kimberli; and masked owl [Tiwi Islands subspecies] Tyto novaehollandiae melvillensis, 2004-2008. NT Department of Infrastructure Planning and Environment, Darwin.

Woinarski, J.C.Z., Fisher, A., Armstrong, M., Brennan, K., Griffiths, A.D., Hill, B., Choy, J.L., Milne, D., Stewart, A., Young, S., Ward, S., Winderlich, S. and Ziembicki, M. 2012. Monitoring indicates greater resilience for birds than for mammals in Kakadu National Park, northern Australia. Wildlife Research 39: 397-407.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Geophaps smithii. Downloaded from on 21/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 21/10/2021.