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Pied Imperial-Pigeon

(Ducula bicolor)
Alternate name(s): "Torres Strait Pigeon", "(White) Nutmeg Pigeon", "Torresian Imperial Pigeon"
Aboriginal name(s): "nyungu"

Size: 38-44 cm
Weight: 400-530 g

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Pied Imperial-Pigeon at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "spilorrhoa"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Pied Imperial-Pigeon "cooing" for his partner (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Darwin, NT, May 2013]

Sex unknown

Frontal view of a Pied Imperial-Pigeon
[Darwin, NT, August 2014]

Near-lateral view of a Pied Imperial-Pigeon (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Darwin, NT, September 2017]

Lateral view of a Pied Imperial-Pigeon
[Darwin, NT, August 2014]

Near-dorsal view of a Pied Imperial-Pigeon (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Tiwi Island, NT, August 2013]

Near-dorsal view of a Pied Imperial-Pigeon (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Tiwi Island, NT, August 2013]

Dorsal view of a Pied Imperial-Pigeon
[Darwin, NT, August 2014]

Lateral view of two Pied Imperial-Pigeons roosting high up in a tree
[Darwin, NT, August 2014]

Near-dorsal view of two Pied Imperial-Pigeons high up in a tree (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Tiwi park, NT, May 2013]

Lateral view of a Pied Imperial-Pigeon in flight
[Darwin, NT, August 2014]

Behaviour

Frontal view of a male Pied Imperial-Pigeon "cooing" for his partner (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Darwin, NT, May 2013]

Food, Diet

Pied Imperial-Pigeon feeding on the fruit of a Carpentaria Palm (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Darwin, NT, September 2017]

Lateral view of a Pied Imperial-Pigeon feeding on fruit (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Tiwi Island, NT, August 2013]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

piedimp_20140817.m4a spilorrhoa
(Top End, NT)
Contact call (Little Corella in bkgd) © MD

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