This forest frugivore qualifies as Vulnerable because its small population is suspected to be undergoing a continuing decline owing to habitat loss and degradation.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
20-24 cm. Medium-sized, arboreal pigeon. Largely green, strongly tinged golden-yellow. Grey head, patches on scapulars and inner wing-coverts. Purple patch on belly edged with yellow. Pale yellow undertail-coverts and vent. Protruberant fleshy knob on cere. Male has yellowish bill, female has greenish bill. Similar spp. Blue-capped Fruit-dove P. monacha lacks caruncle, has blue cap, yellow throat and flash behind eye. Scarlet-breasted Fruit-dove P. bernsteini also lacks caruncle, male has scarlet patch on breast. Voice Undocumented.
BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.
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 (2013) Species factsheet: Ptilinopus granulifrons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2013. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2013) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2013.
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||Vulnerable|
|Family||Columbidae (Doves and pigeons)|
|Species name author||Hartert, 1898|
|Population size||2500-9999 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||2,100 km2|
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