Green Imperial Pigeon

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.

Featured articles:


BirdLife International. (2021). Ducula aenea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021. Accessed on 1 January 2023

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

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