Black imperial pigeon

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Black imperial pigeon
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.


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


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