Mariana Fruit-dove Ptilinopus roseicapilla

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Lesson, 1831)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1a+2a; D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies for Near Threatened under Criterion B due to it having a small Extent of Occurrence (EOO) and Area of Occupancy (AOO) as well as a small number of Locations. Additionally it qualifies under Criterion D2 because of the continuing threat of Brown Tree Snakes being introduced in its range. However, robust biosecurity protocols and its existence on four islands greatly reduce the risk of this species becoming Critically Endangered or Extinct in a short period of time.

Population size: 7500-12500, 10000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 7,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ptilinopus roseicapilla. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/mariana-fruit-dove-ptilinopus-roseicapilla on 02/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 02/10/2023.