Closely related to D. poliocephala, with which sometimes considered conspecific (but see that species); also closely related to D. mindorensis and D. radiata; this species-group may form a link between Ptilinopus fruit-doves and other imperial-pigeons. Recently discovered population of Sula Is may represent a distinct subspecies. Monotypic.
Sulawesi and Sula Is (Taliabu). Recorded in Togian Is and Peleng Is#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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