Collared Imperial-pigeon or Black-collared Fruit Pigeon
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The Collared Imperial-Pigeon is a large pigeon with pinkish grey body. The head is greyish brown above the eye and white below the eye. It has a complete black neck collar with whitish throat below the collar. The wings are dark grey, the tail is dark with broad pale band near the tip.
rainforest, swamp, mangroves and river forest
fruit, some insects
The nest is a flimsy platform of twigs built in a tree near water. The female lays a single egg.
The Collared Imperial-Pigeon is found in New Guinea and is a rare migrant to the Torres Strait Islands, and northern Queensland.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Pied Imperial-Pigeon (D. bicolor)
Elegant Imperial-Pigeon (D. concinna)