Black-naped pheasant-pigeon sighted in PNG for first time in 140 years

Source: The post is based on the articleBlack-naped pheasant-pigeon sighted in PNG for first time in 140 yearspublished in BBC on 23rd November.

What is the News?

Black-Naped Pheasant-Pigeon was rediscovered after 140 years on Fergusson Island off eastern Papua New Guinea.

Note: Before this rediscovery, Black-Naped Pheasant-Pigeon was first and last seen in 1882.

What is Black-Naped Pheasant-Pigeon?

Black-Naped Pheasant-Pigeon is a large, terrestrial pigeon having black and orange feathers and red eyes.

The bird feeds on seeds and fallen fruits.

The bird is endemic to Fergusson Island in Papua New Guinea.

IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

Threats: The species is suspected to be going under decline due to the loss of its forest habitat, which is subject to some pressure for logging and conversion for subsistence agriculture gardens.

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