VU
Western Crowned-pigeon Goura cristata



Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Pallas, 1764)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This spectacular pigeon is classified as Vulnerable because its population is suspected to be rapidly declining, through habitat loss and hunting. However, the total population size, the effect and extent of habitat degradation and the impact of hunting and trade are all poorly known, and further research may lead to its reclassification.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 216,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Goura cristata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016.