G. R. Gray, 1844,
Very closely related to D. forsteni, with which sometimes considered conspecific, but differs in smaller size (informally judged at least 2); ochreish pink vs white belly (ns); chestnut lower belly, thighs and undertail-coverts vs chestnut undertail-coverts (2); pale chestnut vs white central chin (2); pink hindcrown shading to rusty-purple mantle (this colour continuing around to upper breast) vs grey hindcrown divided sharply from bronze-tinged green mantle (green around to upper breast) (3); bronze-tinged green vs purplish-grey back (ns). Closely related also to D. mindorensis and D. radiata; this species-group may form a link between Ptilinopus fruit-doves and other imperial-pigeons. Monotypic.
Philippines: Luzon, Catanduanes, Mindoro, Sibuyan, Masbate, Samar, Biliran, Panay, Negros, Cebu (rediscovered 2003#R), Bohol, Leyte, Dinagat, Mindanao, Basilan, and S Sulu Is (Tawitawi).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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