Raiatea Fruit-dove Ptilinopus chrysogaster

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (G. R. Gray, 1853)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This recently-split species has a very small range within which it occurs on just five small islands. It is thought to be threatened by predation by the Swamp Harrier Circus approximans and the quality of its habitat is likely to be declining due to invasive plants. For these reasons it is listed as Endangered.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ptilinopus chrysogaster. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/03/2023.