Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)
Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)
Red List Category
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Justification of Red List category
This species has a large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (extent of occurrence <20,000 km2
combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Although its population was formerly considered to be decreasing, more recent data indicate that the overall trend is now probably stable or increasing, largely due to conservation interventions. The population size is unknown but is not thought to approach thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident):