LC
Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis



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 full migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 522,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing 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 - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6.6 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be fairly common in protected areas but less common on the coastal plains (del Hoyo et al. 1997).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to unsustainable levels of exploitation.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Madagascar N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Madagascar Ambatovaky Special Reserve
Madagascar Andohahela National Park - Section I
Madagascar Andringitra National Park
Madagascar Anjanaharibe Classified Forest
Madagascar Anjozorobe Forest
Madagascar Ankarana Special Reserve
Madagascar Ankeniheny Classified Forest
Madagascar Betampona Strict Nature Reserve
Madagascar Bezavona Classified Forest
Madagascar Bidia Classified Forest
Madagascar Kalambatritra Special Reserve
Madagascar Mananara-North National Park
Madagascar Mangerivola Special Reserve
Madagascar Manongarivo Special Reserve and extension
Madagascar Mantadia National Park and Analamazaotra Special Reserve
Madagascar Marojejy National Park
Madagascar Marotandrano Special Reserve
Madagascar Masoala National Park
Madagascar Midongy South National Park
Madagascar Montagne d'Ambre National Park and Special Reserve
Madagascar Onive Classified Forest
Madagascar Ranomafana National Park and extension
Madagascar Sihanaka Forest
Madagascar South Anjanaharibe Special Reserve and extension
Madagascar Torotorofotsy Wetlands
Madagascar Tsaratanana Strict Nature Reserve and extension
Madagascar Tsitongambarika NPA
Madagascar Upper Rantabe Classified Forest
Madagascar Vondrozo Classified Forest NPA
Madagascar Zafimaniry Forest
Madagascar Zahamena National Park and Strict Reserve

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable breeding
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Alectroenas madagascariensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/11/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/11/2019.