Mountain Imperial Pigeon

This species is defined as a rarity. Please submit your records of this species via our record submission page.

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 non-breeding visitor

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Past accepted records in our database:

Past records, bar chart (see more bar charts):


References:
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 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.