Pied Imperial Pigeon

Its taxonomy is confusing and remains unsettled. It has sometimes included the Torresian, Yellowish and White Imperial-pigeons as subspecies.

The Pied Imperial Pigeon is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Pied Imperial PigeonsThe Pied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bicolor) is a pigeon which is a widespread resident breeding bird on mainly small islands adjoining the Indian Ocean from the Nicobars in an arc to New Guinea. It is also found in northern Australia in coastal areas from the Kimberlies (in Western Australia) to the Great Barrier Reef, in the east (off Queensland). Birds residing in the Kimberlies are non-migratory, while the birds east of Queensland are migratory. More

Pied imperial pigeons eat a diet almost exclusively made up of fruit. Size The average pied imperial pigeon is between 37 and 44 centimetres (cm) long with a wingspan of roughly 45cm. Location Pied imperial pigeons are found in a variety of forest and wetland habitats on small islands in the Indian Ocean and also in parts of Australia. More

The Pied Imperial Pigeon is a rare, non-breeding visitor to Singapore but a resident to Malaysia. An earlier account of birds regurgitating seeds can be viewed HERE. Images by Mark Chua. This post is a cooperative effort between www.naturepixels.org and BESG to bring the study of bird behaviour through photography to a wider audience. More

The Pied Imperial pigeon is a widespread breeding bird mainly on small islands adjoining the Indian Ocean from the Nicobars to New Guinea. It is also found in Northern Australia coastal areas starting at the Kimberlies to the Great Barrier Reef. They can generally be found in rainforests, eucalyptus woodland, coastal scrubs, creeks, rivers, mangroves and islands. Reproduction It builds an untidy stick nest in a tree, usually a coconut palm and lays a single white egg. More

The Pied Imperial Pigeon is a large plump pigeon, 14-17.6 inches length, with a 18 inch wingspan. It is entirely white or pale cream, apart from black flight feathers and tail feathers. The head can be brown, soiled by eating fruit. Its flight is fast and direct, with the regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general. Males that display fly steeply up, pause, tip forward and then glide downwards. More

This pied imperial pigeon preened itself just above my head in the Discovery Cove aviary.\n\nThis is one of the great things about the Discovery Cove aviary. You don't have to pay for a tour to South America or Asia or Africa and hope you get lucky enough to see a bird like this. And this close, too. And you'll get to feed it. Compare the price of Discovery Cove admission to an exotic tour like that and now it appears to get more affordable. More

Pied Imperial Pigeon Pied Imperial Pigeon Click to enlarge Search the Natural Assets Database Common Name Scientific Name Family Pied Imperial-pigeon Ducula bicolor Pigeons locations seen (30) .. observations (60) .. habitats seen (5) .. More

The Pied Imperial Pigeon is a also considered a rainforest bird but is white with black trim and travels huge distances in it's daily life. Each year in Spring about half a million Pied Imperial Pigeons travel from mainland Papua New Guinea to Queensland's Wet Tropics to breed. Typically they nest on offshore islands like Low Isles off Wonga Beach. At the end of the breeding season scientists conduct counts at Low Isles where about 30 000 birds are recorded. More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Ducula
Species : bicolor
Authority : (Scopoli, 1786)