Mountain Imperial Pigeon

Scientific Name: Ducula badia
Malay Name: Pergam Bukit Biasa
Chinese Name: 山皇鸠

Found from Nepal, Bhutan, Northeast and Southwest India, southern China to Southeast Asia.

Polytypic. Subspecies are: insignis, griseicapilla, badia

Local Subspecies: badia

Size: 43-51 cm

Identification: Adult has purplish-maroon mantle and wings, bluish-grey crown and face,  red eyering, red bill with pale tip, white throat and vinous-tinged pale grey neck and underparts.

Habitat: Forests and wooded areas

Ecology/Behaviour: Frugivorous, feeding on a variety of fruits and berries.

Local Status: Very rare non-breeding visitor

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Only three records: Telok Blangah Hill Park on 13 Oct 1996, Pulau Ubin on 11 Nov 2012 and again from 31 Dec 2016 to 3 Jan 2017.


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