Species Action Plans White-tailed Laurel Pigeon (Columba junoniae)
This species qualifies as Endangered because it has a very small range on just four islands, within which the extent and quality of its habitats is continuing to decline. [source: Birdlife.org]
[White-tailed Laurel Pigeon (Columba junoniae) Europe 1995]
The White-tailed Laurel Pigeon Columba junoniae is endemic to the Canary Islands and is classified as Vulnerable at global and European level (Collar et al. 1994, Tucker & Heath 1994) and is classified as Rare by IUCN (Groombridge 1993). It is also listed in Annex I of the EU Wild Birds Directive and in Appendix II of the Bern Convention. Its main habitat, laurel forest is a priority habitat listed in Annex I of the EU Habitats Directive (45.61 to 45.63 Macaronesian Laurel Forests). This species also feeds in pinewoods which are also listed in Annex I of the Directive (42.9 Macaronesian Pine Forests (endemic)). This action plan includes the conclusions of a workshop held in 1993 in La Laguna (Tenerife) which was attended by organisations involved in the conservation of the pigeon and its habitat; the situation of the other four threatened Canary Island species was also discussed. This plan covers the actions that should be carried out to maintain and boost population of the White-tailed Laurel Pigeon.
CRISTINA GONZÁLEZ (1995). ACTION PLAN FOR THE WHITE-TAILED LAUREL PIGEON (Columba junoniae)