Rarotonga Fruit-dove Ptilinopus rarotongensis

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: Hartlaub & Finsch, 1871

Red List Category

Criteria: D1+2

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Justification of Red List category
This species now occurs only on two tiny islands, with the majority of the very small population occurring on Atiu. It is therefore susceptible to stochastic events and human impacts, and consequently qualifies as Vulnerable.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Ptilinopus rarotongensis. Downloaded from on 13/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 13/08/2020.