Closely related to D. poliocephala, with which sometimes considered conspecific (but see above); 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.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!