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Polynesian Ground-dove Alopecoenas erythropterus



Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(v); C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small population, fragmented into extremely small subpopulations, on tiny wooded islets. Its extinction from several islands indicates an overall decline, which is likely to continue owing to predation by rats and cats, habitat loss and deterioration, and natural disasters such as cyclones and severe storms. For these reasons it qualifies as Critically Endangered.



BirdLife Species Guardian: Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie (MANU)

Population size: 150

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 168,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Alopecoenas erythropterus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/12/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/12/2017.