Chestnut-bellied Imperial-pigeon Ducula brenchleyi

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Gray, 1870)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd; C2a(i); D1

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Justification of Red List category
This wide-ranging species is rarely encountered but is assumed to have a small population that is declining through forest loss. Its confiding behaviour, flocking habits, specialised food requirements and nomadic nature make it susceptible to hunting. Information from at least one site, Hauta, suggests that the population may be declining rapidly. These factors together qualify it as Vulnerable.

Population size: 600-1700

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 38,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Ducula brenchleyi. Downloaded from on 28/05/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/05/2020.