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Elegant Imperial Pigeon
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Ducula concinna concinna
Information
Common Name Blue-tailed Imperial Pigeon
Range Wallacea and off western New Guinea, as well as the Aru Islands. It has been recorded as a vagrant at Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Ducula
Species Ducula concinna
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Elegant imperial pigeon (Ducula concinna), also known as blue-tailed imperial-pigeon, is a species of large (43 cm in length) pigeon, with upperparts mainly dark blue-green in color with an iridescent sheen. Head, neck and underparts are mostly pale grey, with red-brown undertail coverts.

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.

Diet

The pigeon feeds on fruit.

Voice

It pocesses a loud growling call.

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