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Population size, habitats and conservation of Marsuesan Imperial Pigeon Ducula galeata

Villard Pascal, De Visscher Marie-Noël, Balança Gilles. 2003. Population size, habitats and conservation of Marsuesan Imperial Pigeon Ducula galeata. Bird Conservation International, 13 : pp. 189-179.

Journal article ; Article de revue à facteur d'impact
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Abstract : Marquesan Imperial Pigeon Ducula galeata only survives on Nuku Hiva island in the Marquesas archipelago. It lives and nests mainly in small patches of forest with tall trees, in deep valleys. The population is likely to consist of only 80-150 birds. However, its forest habitat is in peril due to overgrazing, especially by goats, which precludes growth of young trees. Better control of feral herbivores should be a priority for the conservation of the species, as well as the cessation of poaching of this endangered pigeon. Introduced black rats Rattus rattus do not seem to be a threat for this bird. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Pigeon, Habitat, Distribution géographique

Mots-clés complémentaires : Ducula galeata

Classification Agris : L20 - Animal ecology

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Villard Pascal
  • De Visscher Marie-Noël, CIRAD-EMVT-ECONAP (FRA)
  • Balança Gilles, CIRAD-EMVT-ECONAP (FRA)

Autres liens de la publication

  • Document en bibliothèque
  • Localisation du document : BA_BR2791 [(Bibliothèque de Baillarguet)] ; BA_BR2792 [(Bibliothèque de Baillarguet)]

Source : Cirad - Agritrop (https://agritrop.cirad.fr/520003/)

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