LC
New Zealand Pigeon Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae



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.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 669,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2022.