Ducula luctuosa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ducula luctuosa
Species Authority: (Temminck, 1825)
Common Name(s):
English White Imperial-pigeon, White Imperial-Pigeon
Taxonomic Notes: Ducula bicolor, D. luctuosa (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) and D. subflavescens (Sibley and Monroe 1993) are retained as separate species. D. spilorrhoa and D. constans (Sibley and Monroe 1993) are lumped into D. spilorrhoa, because Christidis and Boles (2008) do not recognize D. constans (an Australian endemic) as a separate species, including it with spilorrhoa, subflavescens and luctuosa as a subspecies of bicolor.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.
Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be uncommon to seasonally or locally common (del Hoyo et al. 1997).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

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