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Santa Cruz Ground-dove Alopecoenas sanctaecrucis



Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Mayr, 1935)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This ground-dove remains extremely poorly known. It is precautionarily classified as Endangered, based on the assumption that after a recent catastrophic event its population is very small and suspected to be declining further. However, as the population size is only roughly estimated and no data on the rate of decline are currently available, the species might warrant further uplisting when clearer re-assessment becomes possible.



Population size: 218-1070

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 17,200 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Alopecoenas sanctaecrucis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2018.