Pink Pigeon Nesoenas mayeri

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Prévost, 1843)

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
The population of this species has increased as a result of intensive conservation action, and exceeded 50 mature individuals in 1993 and 300 in 2000. Due to the ongoing conservation work, there is no longer believed to be a continuing decline in population size, or in the quality or area of the species's habitat. The species therefore no longer qualifies as Endangered. However, the population size remains small (<1,000 mature individuals) and so the species qualifies as Vulnerable. Numbers fluctuate owing to predation and disease, and it seems doubtful that present populations could be maintained without the current intense management programme.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 320 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Nesoenas mayeri. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.