Indonesia (Sumatera, Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sarawak)
The Silvery Pigeon lives in mangroves and coastal forests in the lowlands and hills on offshore islands, occasionally being found in similar habitats below 100 m on mainland Sumatra and Borneo. Although little is known about the species, it may be speculated that settlement, deforestation, disturbance, hunting on small islands and the introduction of mammalian predators have caused widespread declines. The Batu islands remained extensively forested with minimal clearance in 2011 (Eaton and Rossouw 2011).
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BirdLife International. 2019. Columba argentina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T22690195A155300126. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T22690195A155300126.en. Downloaded on 25 January 2021.
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