Chestnut-bellied Imperial-pigeon Ducula brenchleyi

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Gray, 1870)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species's population size is unknown, but is suspected to be small to moderately large. The size of the largest subpopulation on Makira is also unknown and may be very small, but is suspected to be larger than 1,000 mature individuals. The population size has recently increased on Makira following the cessation of hunting with guns, but the rate of deforestation has increased across the species's range over the past few years, so an ongoing decline is inferred. For these reasons, the species is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 1100-19999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 38,500 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Ducula brenchleyi. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/chestnut-bellied-imperial-pigeon-ducula-brenchleyi on 25/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 25/02/2024.