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Hemiphaga Spadicea

Hemiphaga Spadicea

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Hemiphaga Spadicea. The Norfolk pigeon or Norfolk Island pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae spadicea), sometimes called a wood quest, was a subspecies of the New Zealand pigeon that inhabited Norfolk Island. It became extinct around the turn of the 20th century. Illustrated page from "Extinct Birds" by Lionel Rothschild, published in 1907, and drawn by John Gerrard Keulemans (1842–1912).