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)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Mountain Imperial-Pigeon)
BirdLife International. (2016). Ducula badia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22727856A94963684.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Mountain Imperial Pigeon. Retrieved on June 2, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/mountain-imperial-pigeon.