SEARCH THIS SITE

OzAnimals.com
Australian Wildlife

  Collared Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula mullerii)





Collared Imperial-Pigeon | Ducula mullerii photo
Collared Imperial-pigeon or Black-collared Fruit Pigeon

Image by Ltshears - License: Public Domain.    (view image details)



BIRD FACTS

Description
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.

Size
40 cm

Habitat
rainforest, swamp, mangroves and river forest

Food
fruit, some insects

Breeding
The nest is a flimsy platform of twigs built in a tree near water. The female lays a single egg.

Range
The Collared Imperial-Pigeon is found in New Guinea and is a rare migrant to the Torres Strait Islands, and northern Queensland.

distribution map showing range of Ducula mullerii in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Columbiformes
Family:Columbidae
Genus:Ducula
Species:mullerii
Common Name:Collared Imperial-Pigeon

Relatives in same Genus
  Pied Imperial-Pigeon (D. bicolor)
  Elegant Imperial-Pigeon (D. concinna)