Finsch's Imperial-Pigeon

Formerly classified as a Species of Least Concern by the IUCN.

The Finsch's Imperial-Pigeon is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Finsch's Imperial-pigeon (Ducula finschii) is a bird species in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane 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. More

observed Finsch's Imperial-pigeon, a New Britain Buzzard perched and in flight, a pair of beautiful White-mantled Kingfishers, and a Bismarck Kingfisher perched beside a stream. In the afternoon, after another lengthy drive through oil palm plantations, we visited the Garu Wildlife Management Area - a protected area of primary and secondary rainforest. Here we spent time in the forest interior where several pairs of the handsome Black-headed Paradise-kingfisher were heard, with one bird eventually giving clear views. More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Ducula
Species : finschii
Authority : (Ramsay, 1882)