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Purplish-backed Quail-dove Zentrygon lawrencii

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Not Recognised

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 8,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'uncommon and patchily distributed' (Stotz et al. 1996).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Costa Rica Native Extant       Yes
Panama Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Costa Rica Arenal-Monteverde site factsheet
Costa Rica Central Volcanic Cordillera site factsheet
Costa Rica Fila Costeña site factsheet
Costa Rica La Amistad Caribe site factsheet
Costa Rica Los Santos, La Amistad Pacífico site factsheet
Costa Rica Tárcoles, Carara and La Cangreja site factsheet
Costa Rica Tilarán Highlands site factsheet
Panama Altos de Campana National Park site factsheet
Panama Chagres National Park site factsheet
Panama Darien-Cerro Sapo National Park (Darién National Park IBA) site factsheet
Panama General de División Omar Torrijos Herrera National Park site factsheet
Panama La Amistad International Park (part of La Amistad and Surrounding Areas AZE) site factsheet
Panama Narganá Wildlands Area site factsheet
Panama Palo Seco Protection Forest site factsheet
Panama Portobelo National Park site factsheet
Panama Santa Fé National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 400 - 1400 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Zentrygon lawrencii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)
Species name author Salvin, 1874
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 8,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species