Yellowish imperial pigeon

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Yellowish imperial pigeon
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ducula
Species: D. subflavescens
Binomial name
Ducula subflavescens
(Finsch, 1886)

The yellowish imperial pigeon (Ducula subflavescens), also known as the yellow-tinted imperial pigeon or Bismarck imperial pigeon (leading to easy confusion with D. melanochroa), is a relatively large species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is endemic to forest and woodland in the Bismarck Archipelago. It is threatened by habitat loss.

It is often considered a subspecies of the Torresian imperial pigeon (which in turn sometimes is considered a subspecies of the pied imperial pigeon), but is increasingly treated as a separate species. It resembles the Torresian imperial pigeon, but has a distinctly yellow-tinged plumage and a bluish base to the bill.

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