Pied Imperial-pigeon (species: Ducula bicolor) in Australian Birds (Gaia Guide)
Ducula bicolor
Pied Imperial-pigeon

©Alec Brennan: Pied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bicolor)

©Fir0002/Flagstaffotos: Pied Imperial-Pigeon, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

©Lip Kee Yap: Pied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bicolor)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Ducula
Species Ducula bicolor
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 38 cm to 44 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 46 cm and averaging 45 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in forest, woodland, mangrove, plantations and scrub in Southeast Asia, ranging from Myanmar and Thailand south to Java and east to the Philippines and the Bird's Head Peninsula in New Guinea. It is mainly found on small islands and in coastal regions. (Wikipedia)

Web resources


  • Smith, G.C. (1987). The birds of Eagle Island, a tropical sand cay on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, The Sunbird, 17(1): 1-11. LIRS catalog number 245.