This species qualifies as Vulnerable as it is only found on one small island where it remains at risk from the accidental introduction of exotic species.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
22 cm. Small, basically two-toned pigeon. Crown and forehead bright rose-red narrowly bordered by golden-yellow. Pale blue-grey head, neck, upper back, and chest. Rest of body olive-green, paler below with yellow undertail-coverts. Tail with bronzy reflections above, tipped white. Wing feathers edged yellow, tending to white on tertials. Yellow-green bill. Orange-red iris and feet. Voice A coarse coo.
Related state of the world's birds case studies
Brooke, M. De L.; Jones, P. J. 1995. The diet of the Henderson Fruit-dove Ptilinopus insularis,1. Field observations of fruit choice. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 56: 149-165.
Graves, G. R. 1992. The endemic land birds of Henderson Island, southeastern Polynesia: notes on natural history and conservation. Wilson Bulletin 104: 32-43.
Waldren, S.; Florence, J.; Chepstow-Lusty, A. J. 1995. Rare and endemic vascular plants of the Pitcairn Islands, south-central Pacific Ocean: a conservation appraisal. Biological Conservation 74: 83-98.
Text account compilers
Derhé, M., Mahood, S., Shutes, S., Stattersfield, A.
Brooke, M., Bell, B., Hall, J.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Ptilinopus insularis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/03/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/03/2014.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Vulnerable|
|Family||Columbidae (Doves and pigeons)|
|Species name author||(North, 1908)|
|Population size||mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||41 km2|
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