Pied Imperial Pigeon

Scientific Name: Ducula bicolor
Malay Name: Pergam Rawa Biasa
Chinese Name: 斑皇鸠

Range:
Found from the Nicobar and Andaman Islands to Southeast Asia

Taxonomy:
Monotypic

Size: 38-41 cm

Identification: Adult has white overall plumage with contrasting black primaries and secondaries and black tail. Juvenile resembles adult but white feathers have buffish tips.

Habitat: Coastal forests, mangroves and gardens/parks with fruiting palms.

Ecology/Behaviour: Wild population undertakes long flights from island to island in search of new food source.

Local Status: Rare resident with uncommon introduced species

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, Kent Ridge, Jalan Bahar, Tuas South and Sungei Buloh. Wild population usually sighted at the Southern Islands like St. John’s Island, Sisters’ Islands, Pulau Hantu and Pulau Semakau.

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External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Reference:
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore