Galápagos dove

 Galapagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis)

Galapagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis)

This lovely little dove is endemic to the Galápagos islands, Ecuador.  It is not know exactly how many there are on these islands, but it is not thought to be threatened.  It does however, suffer from predation by introduced, feral cats.  These cats are a real threat to some species on the Galápagos islands and need to be eradicated – otherwise unique species such as these will the threatened in the future.

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