Black-naped Pheasant-pigeon Otidiphaps insularis

Black-naped Pheasant-pigeon Otidiphaps insularis

Black-naped Pheasant-pigeon Otidiphaps insularis


Location: Papua New Guinea

Black-naped Pheasant-pigeons live in rainforest in the hills from sea-level at at least 1900 m, have pheasant-like in habits and feed on seeds and fallen fruit (del Hoyo et al. 1997, Gibbs et al. 2001).

Forest on Fergusson is relatively intact, however small-scale habitat loss occurs as forest is converted for subsistence agriculture gardens.

Black-naped Pheasant-pigeons are @endangered #birds in #PapuaNewGuinea due to logging and #deforestation for #palmoil in their home. You can support them with your weekly shop #Boycott4Wildlife

In 2012 there was a resumption of logging in the East Fergusson Timber Rights Purchase area, which was planned to continue for five years (D. Mitchell in litt. 2013).

ICUN Red List

This species is assessed as Endangered. This fish species has a restricted area of occupancy (AOO) of 20 km2. The primary threat is commercial logging and there is a single location based on this threat. They are also leading to an inferred continuing decline in habitat.

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Further Information

BirdLife International. 2016. Otidiphaps insularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22726273A94916466. Downloaded on 31 January 2021.

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