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Sao Tome Olive-pigeon Columba thomensis



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Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,v);C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Endangered, as it has a single, very small subpopulation within a very small range, and is suspected to be undergoing a rapid population decline owing to intense hunting pressure.

Population size: 250-999 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 320 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island - Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally they have never been connected to a continental area by a land-ridge, and are volcanic in origin.
Realm - Afrotropical - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Columba thomensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016.