Shy Ground-dove
Gallicolumba stairii


Although information on this species is patchy, it is assumed to have a small population and to be undergoing a decline, given that it is dwindling or extirpated throughout much of its range. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable.


Range Map for Shy Ground-dove


It appears particularly sensitive to disturbance, usually leaving areas with logging or planting activities within days of occurrence, and not re-inhabiting even five years after the cessation of human activity6. The reasons for this may relate to changes in forest characteristics (e.g. leaf-litter, food-resources), structure (e.g. openness) or invasion by ground predators (especially mongoose Herpestes auropunctatus)6.


None is known.


*Conduct surveys throughout its range to assess its distribution, population numbers and conservation requirements.

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