Red-knobbed Imperial-Pigeon

Formerly classified as a Species of Least Concern by the IUCN.

The Red-knobbed Imperial-Pigeon is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Red-knobbed Imperial-pigeon (Ducula rubricera) is a bird species in the family Columbidae. It is found in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Formerly classified as a Species of Least Concern by the IUCN, it was suspected to be rarer than generally assumed. Following the evaluation of its population size, this was found to be correct, and it is consequently uplisted to Near Threatened status in 2008. More

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Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Ducula
Species : rubricera
Authority : (Bonaparte, 1854)