Black imperial pigeon

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Black imperial pigeon
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ducula
Species: D. melanochroa
Binomial name
Ducula melanochroa
(Sclater, 1878)

The black imperial pigeon (Ducula melanochroa), also known as the Bismarck imperial pigeon, is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago where it lives in forests.

Description[edit]

True to its name, the bird is all black with brown eyes.

References[edit]

  • Hedemark, M. 1995. The nest of the Black Imperial Pigeon (Ducula melanochroa). Muruk 7, 112.