Scientific Name: Ducula aenea
Malay Name: Pergam Daun Biasa
Chinese Name: 绿皇鸠
Range: Found from the Indian subcontinent to southern China and Southeast Asia.
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: sylvatica, pusilla, andamanica, consobrina, polia, palawanensis, fugaensis, nuchalis, aenea, intermedia, paulina.
Local Subspecies: polia
Size: 42-47 cm
Identification: Adult has dark metallic green mantle and wings with vinous-tinged pale grey head, neck and underparts. Juvenile looks duller than adult.
Habitat: Forests, mangroves, wooded areas and parks.
Behaviour/Ecology: Gregarious and mostly sighted at coastal wooded areas with fruiting palms.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2021)
Location: Pulau Tekong, Pulau Ubin, Changi Point, Changi Business Park, Loyang Way and Pasir Ris Park.
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Green Imperial-Pigeon)
BirdLife International. (2021). Ducula aenea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-3.RLTS.T200094385A200094641.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Green Imperial Pigeon. Retrieved on June 1, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/green-imperial-pigeon.