Nicobar Imperial-pigeon Ducula nicobarica

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (von Pelzeln, 1865)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1b(v)

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Justification of Red List category
Nicobar Imperial-pigeon remains common in much of its small range, but it is inferred to be undergoing a continuing decline due to high hunting pressure, particularly on Car Nicobar. As parts of the range are not subject to this threat, the species does not meet the criteria for listing as threatened. It is currently assessed as Near Threatened, on the basis that it has an Extent of Occurrence below 20,000 km2 and is declining.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 12,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Ducula nicobarica. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/10/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/10/2022.