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Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 312,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be fairly common in protected areas but less common on the coastal plains (del Hoyo et al. 1997).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to unsustainable levels of exploitation.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Madagascar Native Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Madagascar Ambatovaky Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Andohahela National Park: Parcel I site factsheet
Madagascar Andringitra National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Anjanaharibe Sud Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Anjozorobe SAPM site factsheet
Madagascar Ankarana Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Ankeniheny-Lakato Future SAPM site factsheet
Madagascar Betampona Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Bezavona Classified Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Bidia Classified Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Kalambatritra Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Makira SAPM site factsheet
Madagascar Mananara-North National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Mangerivola Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Manongarivo Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Mantadia National Park and Analamazaotra Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Marojejy National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Marotandrano Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Masoala National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Midongy South National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Montagne d'Ambre National Park and Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Onive Classified Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Ranomafana National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Torotorofotsy Wetlands site factsheet
Madagascar Tsaratanana Strict Nature Reserve and surrounding areas site factsheet
Madagascar Tsitongambarika Classified Forest and surrounding areas site factsheet
Madagascar Vondrozo Classified Forest and surrounding areas site factsheet
Madagascar Zafimaniry Classified Forest Future SAPM site factsheet
Madagascar Zahamena National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Zahamena-Mantadia SAPM site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Alectroenas madagascariensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/08/2014.

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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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1766)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 312,000 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species