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The yellow-legged pigeon (Columba pallidiceps) is a bird species in the family Columbidae. It is found in the Bismarck and Solomon archipelagos.

Yellow-legged pigeon
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Columba
C. pallidiceps
Binomial name
Columba pallidiceps
(Ramsay, 1877)

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

It was formerly classified as Endangered by the IUCN.[2] But new research has shown it to be not as rare as it was believed. Consequently, it is downlisted to Vulnerable in 2008.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Columba pallidiceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ BLI (2004)
  3. ^ BLI (2008)

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