Pink-headed Imperial-pigeon Ducula rosacea

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Temminck, 1835)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
Although it has quite a wide range, this species is uncommon and patchily distributed, such that it is likely to have a moderately small population, although likely larger than previously suspected given the reported abundance on Wetar Island. It is much sought after by hunters and suffers from the effects of habitat degradation. There is strong evidence of a rapid decline driven primarily by hunting on Roti and Timor, which previously accounted for a large proportion of the global population. While other populations appear to be stable or are suspected to be declining only at a slow rate, the rapid loss of abundance across a significant section of the range indicates that a moderate overall population reduction has occurred over the past three generations. As such, the species is classified as Near Threatened. 

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 112,500 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Ducula rosacea. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/pink-headed-imperial-pigeon-ducula-rosacea on 22/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 22/02/2024.