Ducula bicolor bicolor
English : Pied imperial-pigeon
French : Carpophage blanc
Class : Aves
Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known
Adults can reach a length of 42 cm for a weight of 510 g. Grey bill with black tip, Grey legs. Pure white (sometimes yellow-tinged) plumage except from black wing feathers (primaries) and tail. Dark eyes.
Range and habitat
The subspecies occurs in south-east Asia coastal areas, from Myanmar and Andaman Islands to western Indonesia and Philippines. Species also found in eastern Indonesia and north-west New Guinea. Lives in mangroves, coastal forests and coconut plantations, up to 1100 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a large range but is highly vulnerable to hunting and disturbance on its breeding grounds. Some populations are close to extinction.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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