New Zealand Pigeon Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cde+3cde+4cde

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Justification of Red List category
Introduced predators, hunting and habitat degradation are all taking their toll on this pigeon which has undergone a moderately rapid population reduction as a result. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened. If apparent recent increases are sustained, it may be eligible for downlisting in the future.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 669,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/02/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/02/2021.