Crested Cuckoo Dove
Range and population
Reinwardtoena crassirostris is a large pigeon endemic to
Papua New Guinea
) and the
. It occurs at relatively low densities in primary forest in the
hills to a maximum of 1,500 m, more usually to 1,000 m1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8.
The lowland forests across the region are being extensively logged, causing a
significant decline in this species; hunting is a minor additional threat. It is
most common in steep hills unsuitable for logging and usually feeds on Schefflera
fruits which commonly grow in secondary growth6. Although the
total population is believed to be small, and may be declining rapidly in the
lowlands, the hill populations are probably declining only very slowly.
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