Green Imperial Pigeon

Scientific Name: Ducula aenea
Malay Name: Pergam Daun Biasa
Chinese Name: 绿皇鸠

Found from the Indian subcontinent to southern China and Southeast Asia.

Polytypic. Subspecies are: sylvatica, pusilla, andamanica, consobrina, oenothorax, 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.

Ecology/Behaviour: Gregarious and mostly sighted at coastal wooded areas with fruiting palms.

Local Status: Rare resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Pulau Tekong, Pulau Ubin, Changi Point, Changi Business Park, Loyang Way and Pasir Ris Park.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia