Blue-headed Quail-dove Starnoenas cyanocephala

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is extremely rare and has a very small population with extremely small subpopulations, and numbers are continuing to decline in response to hunting, predation and habitat loss. For these reasons the species is classified as Endangered.

Population size: 600-1700 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 198,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Starnoenas cyanocephala. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/blue-headed-quail-dove-starnoenas-cyanocephala on 28/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 28/11/2023.