IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Henicophaps foersteri is endemic to New Britain and Umboi in Papua New Guinea. It is clearly a rare species but is also likely to have been overlooked. Several were seen on Umboi in 1976 (Diamond 1976) and there are a series of recent records from Pokili Wildlife Management Area (K. D. Bishop in litt. 1987, 1994), but only three recent records elsewhere (D. Gibbs in litt. 1996, P. Gregory and G. Dutson in litt. 2012). Its population has been estimated as fewer than 5,000 individuals (Toone et al. 1994).


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