Family Pigeons, Doves (Columbidae)

Near Threatened

Finsch's Imperial-pigeon (Ducula finschii)


Taxonomy

French: Carpophage de Finsch German: Finschfruchttaube Spanish: Dúcula de Finsch
Taxonomy:

Carpophaga Finschii

E. P. Ramsay

, 1882,

no locality; apparently New Britain

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Closely related to D. rufigaster, D. basilica and D. obiensis, and all four sometimes considered conspecific. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Bismarck Archipelago: New Hanover, New Ireland, Watom, New Britain and Umboi.

Descriptive notes

35–38 cm; 383 g. Head, neck, upper mantle and upper breast pale bluish grey washed pink; white ring around eye; primaries bluish black; tail bluish black with broad... read more

Voice

Not well documented. Only vocalization recorded is a repeated, slightly burry, low-pitched... read more

Habitat

Lowland, foothill and lower montane forest, up to c. 1500 m. However, this readily detectable... read more

Food and feeding

Frugivorous; no other information available.

Breeding

No information available.

Movements

No information available.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. The population is estimated at 15,000–30,000 birds. Species is very little known and apparently rare;... read more

Recommended citation

Baptista, L.F., Trail, P.W., Horblit, H.M., Boesman, P. & Garcia, E.F.J. (2019). Finsch's Imperial-pigeon (Ducula finschii). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/54380 on 21 April 2019).