Cream-bellied Fruit-dove Ramphiculus merrilli

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (McGregor, 1916)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd; C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
Although formerly thought to be scarce, this species has been found to be locally common and may just be greatly overlooked; however habitat loss and hunting have undoubtedly caused this species to decline moderately rapidly, and it is therefore listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 193,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Ramphiculus merrilli. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2022.