This species is one of the least
known birds in the world. It remains known only from the site where it
was discovered in 1953 and, despite several recent protracted
ornithological visits, it has not been recorded since. It is therefore
inferred to have a tiny population, qualifying it as Critical.
A combination of hunting, which
affects all pigeons and fruit-doves on
, and habitat destruction are presumably the major threats. Just
remained forested in 1988, and remnant tracts are small, heavily
fragmented and under incessant pressure from clearance for agriculture,
timber and charcoal-burning.
The only record derives from Mt
Canlaon Natural Park, which supports 115 km2 of
mainly montane forest. No other conservation measures are known to have
been taken other than its depiction in the mid-1990s on a bilingual
environmental education poster in the in the Philippinesseries.
*Comprehensively survey all suitable lowland to mid-montane forested
whether the species is extant. *Conduct surveys for fruit-doves Ptilinopus spp. on
. *Carry out, if
possible, biochemical analyses on the type-specimen to confirm its
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