LC
Common Ground-dove Columbina passerina



Justification

Justification of Red List Category
This species has an extremely 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). The population trend appears to be stable, hence the species does not approach the threshold for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the 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 justification
Partners in Flight (2017) places the population size at 11,000,000 mature individuals.

Trend justification
This species has undergone a small or statistically insignificant decrease over the last 40 years in North America (data from Breeding Bird Survey and Christmas Bird Count; Sauer et al. 2017, Meehan et al. 2018), but the population appears have stabilised since the mid-1980s. Therefore, the trend is considered here to be stable. Note, however, that these surveys cover less than 50% of the species's range in North America.

Acknowledgements

Text account compilers
Wheatley, H.

Contributors
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J. & Westrip, J.R.S.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Columbina passerina. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2021.