Mindoro imperial pigeon

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Mindoro imperial pigeon
CarpophagaMindorensisKeulemans.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ducula
Species: D. mindorensis
Binomial name
Ducula mindorensis
(Whitehead, 1896)

The Mindoro imperial pigeon (Ducula mindorensis) is a bird species in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

It was formerly classified as a Vulnerable species by the IUCN.[2] But new research has shown it to be rarer than it was believed. Consequently, it is uplisted to Endangered status in 2008.[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ducula mindorensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ BLI (2004)
  3. ^ BLI (2008)

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