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Geophaps scripta (Squatter Pigeon)

Synonyms: Petrophassa scripta

Wikipedia Abstract

The squatter pigeon (Geophaps scripta) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae.It is endemic to Australia.According to the Dept of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, the nominate subspecies, southern squatter pigeon (Geophapa scripta scripta) is listed as vulnerable. \n* The northern form differs by red skin around the eye.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.44542
EDGE Score: 2.34616


Adult Weight [1]  221 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  90 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [4]  2
Incubation [3]  17 days


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia
Yathong Nature Reserve Ia 270264 New South Wales, Australia


Parasitized by 
Columbicola koopae <Unverified Name>[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Dallas Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
San Diego Wild Animal Park


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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