Collared Imperial pigeons or Black-collared Fruit Pigeons

The Collared Imperial pigeons (Ducula mullerii) occurs naturally in northern and southern New Guinea and the Aru Islands. It has also been recorded from Boigu and Saibai Islands, Australian territory in northern Torres Strait.

Description

This large pigeon measures (40 cm in length and weighs about 600 g.

The upper plumage is grey. It is mostly grey-pink below, except for the striking black collar and the white throat.

Habitat

They inhabit lowland rainforests, swamp forests and mangroves.

Diet

They feed on fruits taken from forest trees and insects.

Collared Imperial-pigeon (Ducula mullerii)

Nesting

The female usually only lays one single egg placed on a flimsy platform nest situated in a tree near wetland.

Collared Imperial-pigeon (Ducula mullerii)

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