Timor Cuckoo-dove Macropygia magna


Justification of Red List Category
Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to 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). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to 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.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified due to recent taxonomic splits.

Trend justification
The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Distribution and population

Timor Cuckoo-dove is found within the states of Indonesia and Timor-Leste, on the islands of Timor, Wetar and other islands in the eastern Lesser Sundas (Gibbs et al. 2001).


There is an absence of evidence to indicate any current threats to the species.


Text account compilers
Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S., Elliott, N.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Macropygia magna. Downloaded from on 03/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/02/2023.