Reunion Pigeon Nesoenas duboisi


Justification of Red List Category
This species was found on the island of Réunion, but it was last recorded in 1674 and is thought to have been Extinct since the early 18th century. Predation by introduced cats and rats is likely to have been the primary cause of its extinction.

Population justification
No extant population remains.

Distribution and population

Nesoenas duboisi is based on Dubois' 1674 description of rusty-red pigeons from Réunion (to France) (Rothschild 1907).


Nothing is known, though it is likely to have inhabited forest.


Hunting, and perhaps also introduced predators, are likely to have caused its rapid demise.


Text account compilers
Brooks, T., Khwaja, N. & Mahood, S.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Nesoenas duboisi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/02/2023.