Grenada Dove Leptotila wellsi

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Lawrence, 1884)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is considered Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small population, which is inferred to be undergoing a continuing decline. The combination of major population reduction events due to periodic severe hurricanes, and the impacts of impacts of invasive species plus habitat loss preventing population recovery between hurricanes leaves the species at very high risk of extinction.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Bonnie Rusk (Grenada Dove Conservation Program)

Population size: 136-182 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 31 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Leptotila wellsi. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.