IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)


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Range Description

Columba oliviae is a locally common species endemic to north-east Somalia (Ash and Miskell 1998). It has been found from 45E east to Cap Guardafui and south down the east coast as far as 730'N (Ash and Miskell 1998). There have been records as recently as 2005 at a few sites, including in areas around Galgalo (J. Miskell in litt. 2006). Given its small range and the paucity of recent information, its status remains uncertain, though there is no evidence to suggest that it has changed in the last 60 years (J. S. Ash in litt. 1999). There has been no survey or conservation work carried out in recent years; something that is urgently required to improve existing knowledge of this species's abundance, distribution, ecology and possible threats.


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