According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat destruction due to deforestation and commercial developments. Hunting for food and sport also led to a low survival rate of individuals (BirdLife International 2001).
Cite this page along with its URL as: Bhavanarayeni, R. and A. Bayani. 2023. Columba elphinstonii (Sykes, 1832) – Nilgiri Wood Pigeon. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/773/Columba-elphinstonii
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