Elegant Imperial-pigeon (species: Ducula (Ducula) concinna) in Australian Birds (Gaia Guide)
Ducula (Ducula) concinna
Elegant Imperial-pigeon

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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Ducula
Species Ducula (Ducula) concinna
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It's upperparts are mainly dark blue-green in colour with an iridescent sheen. Head, neck and underparts are mostly pale grey, with red-brown undertail coverts. (Wikipedia)


  • Averaging 43 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 45 cm



Distribution and habitat preferences

It lives in small islands in Wallacea and off western New Guinea, as well as the Aru Islands. It has been recorded as a vagrant at Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. (Wikipedia)

Local abundance

  • Australia: vagrant

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