Zoe's imperial pigeon

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Zoe's imperial pigeon
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Ducula zoeae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ducula
Species: D. zoeae
Binomial name
Ducula zoeae
(Lesson, 1826)

The Zoe's imperial pigeon (Ducula zoeae), also known as the banded imperial pigeon, is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found in New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

It is named for Zoë Lesson (fl. 1810), the wife of French ornithologist René-Primevère Lesson, who described it.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ducula zoeae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 414, s.v. zoeae.