This canopy-dwelling species qualifies as Vulnerable because it is estimated to have a small population, which is inferred to be undergoing a continuing decline owing to habitat loss and degradation.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.
33-35 cm. Medium-large, contrastingly patterned, arboreal pigeon. Cream-coloured head and upper part of neck, becoming pale pink on lower neck and breast, separated from dark glossy blue, purple or green remainder of body by whitish border. Large crimson patch on nape and hindneck. Yellow streaking on undertail-coverts. Juvenile duller and greener. Similar spp. Juvenile perhaps confusable with juvenile Black-naped Fruit-dove P. melanospila, but this species is smaller and more uniform green. Voice Soft deep woo-oo or coo-o, the second syllable shorter and lower.
BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.
Jones, M. J.; Linsley, M. D.; Marsden, S. J. 1995. Population sizes, status and habitat associations of the restricted-range bird species of Sumba, Indonesia. Bird Conservation International 5: 21-52.
Further web sources of information
Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).
Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Bird, J., Davidson, P., Taylor, J., Tobias, J.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Ptilinopus dohertyi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/09/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/09/2015.
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||Vulnerable|
|Family||Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)|
|Species name author||(Rothschild, 1896)|
|Population size||6000 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||10,700 km2|
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