VU
Partridge Pigeon Geophaps smithii



Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Jardine & Selby, 1830)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bce+3ce+4ce

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Vulnerable because it is suspected to have undergone rapid declines over the past three generations (17 years), owing to a combination of changed fire regimes and introduced predators: anthropogenic fires occurring over increasingly large scales often remove cover for the species, rendering it more vulnerable to multiple predators, particularly feral cats. Such increasingly severe fires, in many places fuelled by introduced invasive pasture grasses, probably also change habitat suitability and resource availability.



Population size: 126000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 233,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - Australia
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Geophaps smithii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/11/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/11/2018.