Micronesian Imperial-pigeon Ducula oceanica

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Lesson & Garnot, 1826)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2b+4b

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Justification of Red List category
Although still reasonably abundant on some islands in its range, the species has undergone rapid declines on some islands, most notably on Palau and Pohnpei, as a result of hunting and habitat loss. Although data indicates a recent recovery on Pohnpei, the potential start of a recovery on Palau and the recovery of at least one small subpopulation, and overall trends are uncertain, a population reduction of over 30% is likely to have taken place over the last three generations. For this reason, the species is listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 2500 - 12200, 8000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,240,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ducula oceanica. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.