Ptilinopus eugeniae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ptilinopus eugeniae
Species Authority: (Gould, 1856)
Common Name(s):
English White-headed Fruit-dove, White-headed Fruit Dove, White-headed Fruit-Dove

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Contributor(s): Dutson, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Derhé, M., Dutson, G., Mahood, S., O'Brien, A.
Although relatively common within its small range, this species has a moderately small population, and the forest throughout its range is being or will be logged. Consequently it is thought to be undergoing a moderately rapid population reduction and is therefore considered Near Threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Ptilinopus eugeniae is endemic to Makira (= San Cristobal) and nearby islets in the Solomon Islands. It is fairly common in lowland forest but is less common in logged forest (Cain and Galbraith 1956, Buckingham et al. 1995, G. Dutson pers. obs. 1998, Hornbuckle 1999a).

Solomon Islands
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as moderately common, especially in foothills (Gibbs et al. 2001).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits forest up to 700 m. It eats small seeded fruits and berries.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Most of the lowland forest on Makira has been logged or is under logging concessions. It appears to tolerate logged forest well enough not to be threatened but this conclusion is based on relatively little fieldwork.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
None is known.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Effectively protect remaining areas of unlogged lowland rainforest. Survey to determine tolerance of logged forest. Conduct social surveys to determine the extent of hunting.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Ptilinopus eugeniae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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