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Green Imperial Pigeon

The Green Imperial Pigeon, Ducula aenea, is a widespread resident breeding bird in tropical southern Asia from India east to Indonesia. There are a number of sub-species of this bird including the Chestnut-naped Imperial Pigeon. The Imperial Pigeon is a forest bird.

Green Imperial Pigeon is a large plump pigeon, 17.7 inches in length.
Its back, wings and tail are metallic green. The head and underparts are white, apart from maroon under tail coverts. Sexes are similar. 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.

The Imperial Pigeon feeds on plant material in the tree canopy. They are not very gregarious, but will form small flocks. The call is deep and resonant, and is often the first indication of the presence of this treetop species. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays a single white egg.

Green Imperial Pigeon


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