Silvery Pigeon Columba argentina

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: Bonaparte, 1855

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
Photographs taken in 2008 and 2010 confirm that this species survives in the wild. However, it is listed as Critically Endangered because it is assumed to have a tiny population. There is now a greater chance of recording the species following the documentation of key identification criteria, and it may warrant downlisting if future surveys find it to be more numerous than was feared.

Population size: 1-49 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 32,900 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - shelf island
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Columba argentina. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.