Polynesian Imperial-pigeon Ducula aurorae
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Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Peale, 1848)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Endangered because it has a very small population, and almost certainly only now occurs on only one very small island. Although it may currently be increasing there owing to a cessation of mining activities and hunting, it has a very small population and could decline rapidly in the near future owing to habitat destruction, or if Swamp Harrier Circus approximans colonises the island. Confirmation that the population is larger than previously thought, and further clarification of future potential threats, may show that the species warrants downlisting to a lower category of threat.

Population size: 100-500

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 28 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Ducula aurorae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/10/2017.