Silvery Pigeon Columba argentina


Anon. 2009. Silvery Wood Pigeon Columba argentina - International Dove Society. Available at:

Baptista, L. F.; Trail, P. W.; Horblit, H. M.; de Juana, E.; Sharpe, C. J. 2015. Silvery Pigeon (Columba argentina). In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D. A.; de Juana, E. (ed.), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Eaton, J. 2011. Silvery Wood Pigeon Columba argentina rediscovered. Suara Enggang 19(1): 6-7.

Eaton, J. A.; Shepherd, C. R.; Rheindt, F. E.; Harris, J. B. C.; van Balen, S. B.; Wilcove, D. S.; Collar, N. J. 2015. Trade-driven extinctions and near-extinctions of avian taxa in Sundaic Indonesia. Forktail 31: 1-12.

Eaton, J.; Rossouw, J. 2011. Little-known Asian bird: Silvery Pigeon Columba argentina on Simeuluë and the Batu islands, Sumatra, Indonesia. BirdingASIA 15: 78-79.

Iqbal, M. 2010. In search of the Silvery Pigeon Columba argentina in South Sumatran province, Indonesia. BirdingASIA 13: 9-10.

IUCN. 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-3. Available at: (Accessed: 10 December 2019).

Lee, M. T.; Yong Ding Li; Ong Tun Pin. 2009. A photographic record of Silvery Pigeon Columba argentina from the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia, with notes on identification, distribution and conservation. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 129(3): 122-128.

Verbelen, P. 2010. Silvery Pigeon on Siberut, Mentawai Islands, Sumatra, Indonesia. BirdingASIA 13: 9.

Wilson, K.J. 2004. A provisional sighting of the Silvery Pigeon on the Talang Talang Islands, Sarawak, Malaysia. BirdingASIA: 55-57.

Yong, D. L. 2009. Notes on the status and identification of the Silvery Pigeon Columba argentina. BirdingASIA 11: 53-58.

Further resources

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Columba argentina. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023.