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Nilgiri Woodpigeon Columba elphinstonii



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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 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 133,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent - Continents are land masses > bigger than Australia (=7,682,300 sq km).
Realm - Indomalayan - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Columba elphinstonii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016.