Mountain Imperial Pigeon

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Scientific Name: Ducula badia

Malay Name: Pergam Bukit Biasa

Chinese Name: 山皇鸠

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

Taxonomy: 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

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

Local Status: Very rare visitor

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

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BirdLife International. (2016). Ducula badia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2023

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