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Tongan Ground Dove
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Information
Common Name Shy Ground Dove and Friendly Ground Dove
Range American Samoa, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Wallis and Futuna Islands.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Gallicolumba
Species Gallicolumba stairi
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Tongan ground dove (Gallicolumba stairi), also known as the shy ground dove, is a species of dove in the Columbidae family. The species was formerly known also as the friendly ground dove. It is found in American Samoa, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Wallis and Futuna Islands. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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