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Elegant imperial pigeon

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Columbiformes
Genus  Ducula
Higher classification  Imperial pigeon
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Columbidae
Scientific name  Ducula concinna
Rank  Species
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Similar  Imperial pigeon, Pigeons and doves, Bird, Spectacled imperial pigeon, Collared imperial pigeon

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.

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Distribution

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

Canopy of monsoon rainforest with fruiting trees.

Food

The pigeon feeds on fruit.

Voice

It pocesses a loud growling call.

References

Elegant imperial pigeon Wikipedia


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