Elegant imperial pigeon

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Elegant imperial pigeon
Ducula concinna - Siau Island.JPG
A pair of D. concinna at Siau Island, North Sulawesi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ducula
Species: D. concinna
Binomial name
Ducula concinna
(Wallace, 1865)

The elegant imperial pigeon, (Ducula concinna) also known as blue-tailed imperial-pigeon, is a large (43 cm in length) pigeon, with upperparts mainly dark blue-green in colour with an iridescent sheen. Head, neck and underparts are mostly pale grey, with red-brown undertail coverts.

Distribution[edit]

It lives in small islands in Wallacea and off western New Guinea, as well as the Aru Islands. It has been recorded as a vagrant at Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

Habitat[edit]

Canopy of monsoon rainforest with fruiting trees.

Food[edit]

The pigeon feeds on fruit.

Voice[edit]

It pocesses a loud growling call.

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