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)

Past records in our database:

Showing only accepted records. Note that records currently under review are also not displayed, and the list may not be a full list of records of this species in Singapore. For more details, check the database here.


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.

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