Mountain Imperial Pigeon

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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

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 non-breeding visitor

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Past accepted records in our database:

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.