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Pied Imperial Pigeon

Pied Imperial Pigeon

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Scientific Name:

Ducula bicolor


Distribution

SE Asia from Myanmar and Thailand S to Java and E to the Philippines, New Guinea.


Diet:

Frugivorous. Fruits and berries (including wild figs and large fruits of wild nutmegs).


Facts

Habitat:  Coastal forests, mangroves, coconut plantations.


Incubation: 26-28 days / 1-2 eggs


Social structure: Typically in flocks


Weight: 510g max

 

Dimensions: 35-42cm


Lifespan: 20 under human care


Estimated population in the wild: 500,000

 

Threats:  Habitat destruction.


IUCN Status: Least concern


Did you know that:
Τhey migrate daily as flocks from the islands to the mainland rainforests to eat fruits and they return to islands upon dusk.




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