|Red-knobbed Imperial Pigeon|
Ducula rubricera rubricera
|Range||Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.|
The Red-knobbed imperial pigeon (Ducula rubricera), is a species of pigeon in the Columbidae family. It is found in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
Formerly classified as a species of least concern by the IUCN, it was suspected to be rarer than generally assumed. Following the evaluation of its population size, this was found to be correct, and it is consequently uplisted to near threatened status in 2008.