LC
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,620,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.3 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common to abundant throughout the Ethiopian highlands and east Africa and uncommon in Malawi (del Hoyo et al.1997).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Burundi N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Eritrea N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Malawi N Extant Yes
Rwanda N Extant Yes
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes
Yemen N Extant Yes
Zambia N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Burundi Kibira National Park
Burundi Bururi Forest Nature Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Forests west of Lake Edward
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Marungu highlands
Eritrea Semenawi Bahri
Eritrea Asmara escarpment
Eritrea Arboroba escarpment
Eritrea Gulf of Zula
Eritrea Southern Plateau: Furrus
Ethiopia Dessa'a forest
Ethiopia Simien Mountains National Park
Ethiopia Hugumburda and Grat-Kahsu forests
Ethiopia Borana-Saynt (Denkoro Forest)
Ethiopia Awi Zone
Ethiopia Choke mountains
Ethiopia Guassa Plateau (Menz)
Ethiopia Jemma and Jara valleys
Ethiopia Ankober - Debre Sina escarpment
Ethiopia Finchaa and Chomen swamps
Ethiopia Berga floodplain
Ethiopia Entoto Natural Park and escarpment
Ethiopia Sululta plain
Ethiopia Gudo plain
Ethiopia Chilimo-Gaji forest
Ethiopia Gefersa reservoir
Ethiopia Menagesha State Forest
Ethiopia Jibat forest
Ethiopia Tiro Boter - Becho forest
Ethiopia Mount Zuquala
Ethiopia Mugo highlands
Ethiopia Bale Mountains National Park
Malawi Misuku Hills Forest Reserves
Malawi Nyika National Park (Malawi)
Rwanda Volcans National Park
Rwanda Nyungwe National Park
South Sudan Boma
South Sudan Imatong mountains
South Sudan Kidepo
Tanzania Arusha National Park and vicinity
Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro
Tanzania Lake Manyara
Tanzania Mahali Mountain National Park
Tanzania Mikumi National Park
Tanzania Udzungwa National Park
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Tanzania Nguru Mountains
Tanzania Njombe forests
Tanzania Mount Rungwe
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains
Tanzania Uluguru Mountains
Tanzania Umalila Mountains
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains
Tanzania Longido Game Controlled Area
Tanzania Loazi-Kalambo Forest Reserves and surrounding area
Uganda Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Uganda Echuya Forest Reserve
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Uganda Ruwenzori (Rwenzori) Mountains National Park
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
Uganda Mount Moroto Forest Reserve
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park
Zambia Nyika National Park (Zambia)
Saudi Arabia Raydah escarpment
Yemen Haraz mountains
Yemen Jabal Sumarah
Yemen High mountains of Ibb
Yemen Wadi al-Birayn
Yemen Kawkaban - Shibam
Yemen Mahwit
Saudi Arabia Jabal Fayfa
Saudi Arabia Wadi Jawwah
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountain Range
Tanzania Greater Mahale
Yemen Jabal al-Nabi Shu'ayb

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 1800 - 3200 m Occasional altitudinal limits (min) 1000 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Streptopelia lugens. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2021.