This species qualifies as Vulnerable having undergone a rapid decline owing to forest loss, compounded by hunting and trade. It has now been reduced to a small, severely fragmented and declining population.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
40 cm. Large, colourful, montane fruit-dove. Rusty-red head, with large blackish patch on ear-coverts. Pale grey side of neck and most of underparts. Orange patch extends from throat to lower breast where it broadens and becomes flame-red, bordered below by creamy band. Undertail-coverts buff streaked with green. Upperparts blackish, glossed bronzy-green with crimson patch on inner secondaries. Rump and tail dark green, latter with pale terminal band. Red bill tipped yellow, legs red. Immature much drabber. Voice Deep, booming woo-oo Hints Often active around dawn when frequently flies down to fruiting trees.
Collar, N. J.; Mallari, N. A. D.; Tabaranza, B. R. J. 1999. Threatened birds of the Philippines: the Haribon Foundation/BirdLife International Red Data Book. Bookmark, Makati City.
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., Lowen, J., Taylor, J.
Allen, D., Tabaranza, B.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Ptilinopus marchei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/03/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/03/2014.
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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Additional resources for this species
|Current IUCN Red List category||Vulnerable|
|Family||Columbidae (Doves and pigeons)|
|Species name author||(Oustalet, 1880)|
|Population size||2500-9999 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||105,000 km2|
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