Black-naped Pheasant-pigeon Otidiphaps insularis

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: Salvin & Godman, 1883

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category

This species is poorly-known and is known to science only from two specimens, collected in 1882. Based on reports from local people, it is believed to remain extant, but it may have a very small population. It is inferred to be declining based on a decline in the extent of its forest habitat. It is therefore classified as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Otidiphaps insularis. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.