LC
White-headed Pigeon Columba leucomela



Justification

Justification of Red List Category
This species has a very 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). The population trend appears to be increasing, 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, but the species is described as rather scarce, although locally common in New South Wales and northern Queensland (Gibbs et al. 2001).

Trend justification
The population has increased since the 1940's, following earlier declines; there has been some expansion in the southern part of its range in recent years (del Hoyo. 1997).

Acknowledgements

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Columba leucomela. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/03/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/03/2019.