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Vanuatu Imperial-pigeon Ducula bakeri



Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Kinnear, 1928)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Vulnerable on the basis of an estimated small population which is fragmented and suspected to be declining through habitat loss and, to a lesser extent, hunting. More surveys are required to better ascertain its range, numbers and status. Should the population (or largest subpopulation) be found to be larger than currently thought, or no longer declining, the species would warrant downlisting to a lower category of threat.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 33,600 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Ducula bakeri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2018.