Justification of Red List Category
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Partners in Flight estimate the total population to number 500,000-5,000,000 mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2019, see also Panjabi et al. 2019).
The species is undergoing a moderate decline (Partners in Flight 2019), which is likely a result of habitat loss within the range. A remote sensing analysis found that between 2000 and 2012, forest within the range has been lost at a rate of approximately 5% over three generations (11.7 years; Tracewski et al. 2016). Assuming that population declines are proportional to forest loss, the species may be declining by <10% over three generations.
Text account compilers
Westrip, J.R.S., Ekstrom, J. & Butchart, S.
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Patagioenas speciosa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2021.