Southwest Pacific Ocean_New Caledonia
Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Date Listed: 06/02/1970
Lead Region: Foreign (Region 10)
Where Listed: Entire
Population location: Entire
Listing status: E
For most current information and documents related to the conservation status and management of Drepanoptila holosericea , see its USFWS Species Profile
It is protected by law, although some hunting still takes place. Conservation Actions Proposed
Effectively protect lowland forests. Monitor populations in key sites. Intensify awareness campaigns in local communities to enforce the protection of the species. Maintain a quota on cartridges.
The cloven-feathered dove (Drepanoptila holosericea) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Drepanoptila, but this genus is possibly better merged into Ptilinopus. The cloven-feathered dove is endemic to New Caledonia where found in forest and Melaleuca savanna at altitudes up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft).
- BirdLife International (2012). "Drepanoptila holosericea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Gibb, G.C., & D. Penny (2010). Two aspects along the continuum of pigeon evolution: A South-Pacific radiation and the relationship of pigeons within Neoaves. Mol Phyl Evol 56(2): 698-706.
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