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Pampusana beccarii


Often shows a well developed white eye-ring


Southeast Asia: Indonesia
Australasia: Papua New Guinea, Saint Matthias Islands, Melanesia, and the Solomon Islands.



There are 7 subspecies:

  • P. b. beccarii:
  • P. b. johannae:
  • P. b. eichhorni:
  • St. Matthias Islands (Mussau and Emira)
  • P. b. admiralitatis:
  • Manus Island (Admiralty Islands)
  • P. b. masculinus:
  • Nissan Island (western Solomon Islands)
  • P. b. intermedius:
  • P. b. solomonensis:

Formerly placed in genus Gallicolumba by Clements.


Moist montanes and forests.



The diet includes seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase

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