Order
Columbiformes
Family
Columbidae
Genus
Zenaida
 
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Socorro Dove Zenaida graysoni

Lauren Heck
Version: 1.0 — Published July 25, 2014

Priorities for Future Research

Introduction

Priorities for future research on the Socorro Dove should be focused on factors that will ensure a successful reintroduction such as captive breeding, reproduction, ideal habitat, environmental requirements, and conservation genetics. As a small population with a small distribution, maintaining high genetic variability within this species is very important to its success as a reintroduced population. Prior to reintroduction, feral cats and sheep should be eradicated on Socorro Island. Once the bird is reintroduced, research should focus on its behavior in the wild.

Recommended Citation

Heck, L. (2014). Socorro Dove (Zenaida graysoni), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.socdov1.01