Maroon-chested Ground-Dove Claravis mondetoura



Conservation Status

The IUCN Red List status for Maroon-chested Ground-Dove is Least Concern (BirdLife International 2015). Due to its large distribution (122,000 km2) and its moderate to large population size (20,000-49,999 mature individuals), it does not reach the threshold for classification as Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2015). It is considered Endangered under Mexican law (NOM-059 SEMARNAT 2010). This species is also a tropical resident of high tri-national concern (Mexico-U.S.-Canada) to Partners in Flight (Berlanga et al. 2010). Based on determinations of habitat loss, Berlanga et al. (2010) estimated that 15-49% of its population has been lost in Mexico during the last century.

Effects of human activity on populations

Maroon-chested Ground-Dove is dependent on threatened tropical evergreen forest habitats. The primary threats to this species are logging of mature forest, and habitat conversion for agriculture and livestock production. In addition to threats of habitat loss, this species is threatened by unregulated hunting, and faces future threats from climate change.

Recommended Citation

Maroon-chested Ground-Dove (Claravis mondetoura), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: