Turacoena is a small genus of doves in the family Columbidae that are found in Indonesia.

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White-faced cuckoo-dove (Turacoena manadensis) in North Sulawesi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Subfamily: Columbinae
Genus: Turacoena
Bonaparte, 1854
Type species
Columba manadensis
Quoy & Gaimard, 1830

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The genus was introduced in 1854 by the French naturalist Charles Lucien Bonaparte.[1] The type species is the white-faced cuckoo-dove (Turacoena manadensis).[2][3] The name Turacoena combines the genus name Turacus introduced by the French naturalist Georges Cuvier in 1800 and the Ancient Greek oinas meaning "pigeon".[4]

The genus includes just 3 species.[5]


  1. ^ Bonaparte, Charles Lucien (1854). "Coup d'oeil sur les pigeons (troisième partie)". Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences (in French). 39: 1102–1112 [1112].
  2. ^ Gray, George Robert (1855). Catalogue of the Genera and Subgenera of Birds Contained in the British Museum. London: British Museum. p. 150.
  3. ^ Peters, James Lee, ed. (1937). Check-List of Birds of the World. Volume 3. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. p. 74.
  4. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 392. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
  5. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (2020). "Pigeons". IOC World Bird List Version 10.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 15 March 2020.