French: Carpophage de Müller German: Schwarzhals-Fruchttaube Spanish: Dúcula acollarada
Other common names:
“Dourga River”, south New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
D. m. aurantia
(A. B. Meyer, 1893) – N New Guinea from Bintuni Bay and E shore of Geelvink Bay E to Astrolabe Bay.
D. m. mullerii
(Temminck, 1835) – lowland S New Guinea from Mimika R E to Brown R, including offshore islands of Boigu, Saibai and Daru; Aru Is.
38–41 cm; 540–650 g. Forehead, lores and crown greyish pink; lower face, chin and throat silvery grey; distinctive black collar completely encircles neck,... read more
The advertising call is a deep, three-note series in which a long upslurred notes is followed by a... read more
Primary rain forest in the lowlands, especially along rivers; also swamp forest and mangroves.
Food and feeding
Frugivorous; feeds on a variety of fruits, including members of the Arecaceae, Annonaceae and Sapindaceae. Seen singly or in pairs,... read more
Occurs in both wet and dry seasons; eggs in Western Province in mid-Jul, in Trans-Fly from mid-Sept to Oct, and in R Sepik area in late Dec... read more
Little information. Like other Ducula, probably undertakes extensive local movements... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Usually considered to be common, but little specific population information available. Described as commonest pigeon in the Bintuni Bay area of NW... read more
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