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Marquesan Ground Dove
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Information
Range French Polynesia
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Gallicolumba
Species Gallicolumba rubescens
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Marquesan ground dove (Gallicolumba rubescens), is a species of dove in the Columbidae family. It is endemic to French Polynesia.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

It was formerly classified as endangered by the IUCN. But new research has shown it to be not as rare as it was believed. Consequently, it was downlisted to vulnerable in 2008.

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