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

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)

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

BirdLife International. (2016). Ducula badia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.