This species is classified as Near Threatened because it is declining at a moderately rapid rate, owing to hunting and habitat destruction. If brown tree-snake Boiga irregularis were to be accidentally introduced to other islands in its range, the species may warrant uplisting to Vulnerable.
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Gibbs, D.; Barnes, E.; Cox, J. 2001. Pigeons and doves: a guide to the pigeons and doves of the world. Pica Press, Robertsbridge, U.K.
Jenkins, J. M. 1983. The native forest birds of Guam. American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.
Further web sources of information
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Text account compilers
Derh, M., Mahood, S., O'Brien, A., Shutes, S., Stattersfield, A.
Roberts, H., Wiles, G.
BirdLife International (2013) Species factsheet: Gallicolumba xanthonura. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2013. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2013) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2013.
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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|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Family||Columbidae (Doves and pigeons)|
|Species name author||(Temminck, 1823)|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||1,100 km2|
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