Elegant imperial pigeon
|Elegant imperial pigeon|
|A pair of D. concinna at Siau Island, North Sulawesi|
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.
Canopy of monsoon rainforest with fruiting trees.
The pigeon feeds on fruit.
It pocesses a loud growling call.
- Higgins, P.J.; & Davies, S.J.J.F. (Eds.). (1996). Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Volume 3. Snipe to Pigeons. Oxford University Press: Melbourne. ISBN 0-19-553070-5
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