Pinon's imperial pigeon

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Pinon's imperial pigeon
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ducula
Species: D. pinon
Binomial name
Ducula pinon
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

The Pinon's imperial pigeon (Ducula pinon) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found in New Guinea. The species is named after Rose de Freycinet née Pinon. Several subspecies have been designated:

  • Ducula pinon pinon (Quoy and Gaimard) - Western Papuan Islands; Aru Islands; southern New Guinea from the Mimika River to

Hall Sound.

  • Ducula pinon rubiensis (A. B. Meyer) - Geelvink Bay, New Guinea to Eatna Bay
  • Ducula pinon jobiensis (Schlegel) - Jobi Island, northern coast of New Guinea; Dampier and Vulcan Islands.
  • Ducula pinon salvadorii (Tristram) - D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago: Fergusson and Goodenough Islands; Louisiade Archipelago : St. Aignan, Rossel and Sudest Islands.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Ducula pinon". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T45448181A95155707. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T45448181A95155707.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ Schleucher, Elke (February 2002). "Metabolism, body temperature and thermal conductance of fruit-doves (Aves: Columbidae, Treroninae)" (PDF). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 131 (2): 417–428. doi:10.1016/S1095-6433(01)00499-8. PMID 11818230. Retrieved 30 April 2015.