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Pied Imperial Pigeon


Pied Imperial Pigeon
Pied Imperial Pigeon
Habitat

Pied imperial pigeons inhabit mangrove forests, coastal forests and coconut plantations throughout South East Asia.

Wild Diet

Pied imperial pigeons are a type of herbivore called a frugivore because their diet only consists of fruit.

Behaviour

These pigeons will generally stay in the same area, but flocks have been seen moving large distances over water, at least 70m above the water level. They spend all of their time either in trees or airborne and do not fly down to the ground at all.

Breeding

Pied imperial pigeons nest high in the trees, building their nests up to eight metres above the ground. Into this nest the female will lay one egg, occasionally two.

Threats

The pigeons are often considered to be pests, leading to a decline in their population.

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INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Ducula bicolor
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Columbiformes
  • Family: Columbidae
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
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