Nukuhiva Imperial-pigeon Ducula galeata

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Bonaparte, 1855)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small population, on two tiny islands, and owes its survival to the existence of several areas which are difficult to access by hunters and introduced grazers, and are resistant to colonisation by rats. However, as a direct result of conservation action on Nuku Hiva and the translocation of birds to Ua Huka, the population is increasing slowly overall, but the species still qualifies as Endangered.

Population size: 249

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 90 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ducula galeata. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/nukuhiva-imperial-pigeon-ducula-galeata on 02/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 02/06/2023.