Andaman Wood Pigeon
Columba palumboides

Range and population
Columba palumboides is endemic to the Andaman and Nicobar (including Great Nicobar, Nancowry, Car Nicobar and Batti Malv) archipelagos, India . It is uncommon in the Andamans. Pairs or small parties wander from island to island in search of fruiting figs and other trees in dense broadleaved evergreen forest. Its limited range and preference for dense forest suggest that it is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation. Indeed, although forest remains fairly extensive on the Andamans and Nicobars, the human population on larger islands is rising and habitat is consequently under pressure from agriculture, grazing, logging and development projects. Hunting is also apparently common on the islands and may affect this species. Research is required to clarify its ecology, population size and trends, and to identify the level of threat that it faces.

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