VU
Nilgiri Woodpigeon Columba elphinstonii



Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Sykes, 1833)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This pigeon qualifies as Vulnerable owing to its small, declining population; a consequence of the widespread destruction of its forest habitat.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 334,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Columba elphinstonii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2017.