Wetar Ground-dove Alopecoenas hoedtii

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Schlegel, 1871)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Endangered because it is thought to have suffered a very rapid population decline which is expected to continue as a result of severe lowland habitat loss and hunting. It appears that a healthy population survives on Wetar, but further surveys are required to establish its overall status.

Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 55,300 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Alopecoenas hoedtii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/08/2020.