Rarotonga Fruit-dove Ptilinopus rarotongensis

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: Hartlaub & Finsch, 1871

Red List Category

Criteria: B1a+2a; 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. Its population size is suspected to be very small, and a stochastic event such as a severe cyclone could rapidly affect all individuals on either range island and drive the species to Endangered status. For these reason, the species qualifies as Near Threatened.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,900 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Ptilinopus rarotongensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2022.