Chatham Pigeon Hemiphaga chathamensis

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Rothschild, 1891)

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split species has recovered from numbering just 45 birds thanks to successful control of invasive predators and it is now increasing. However, the global population remains small and it is therefore classified as Vulnerable.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Hemiphaga chathamensis. Downloaded from on 07/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/08/2020.