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Elegant Imperial Pigeon - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Blue-tailed Imperial Pigeon; Yellow-eyed Imperial Pigeon

Photo by mehdhalaouate
Yamdena Island, the Tanimbars, Indonesia, August 2006
Ducula concinna



  • Dark iridescent turquoise above
  • Pale grey below
  • Pale grey head and neck
  • Rufous undertail coverts

Similar Species

Could be confused with sympatric Seram Imperial Pigeon (which see).


South-east Asia: found on small islands off the Moluccas to eastern Lesser Sundas.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Subspecies aru is generally considered to be invalid[1]


Monsoon rainforest.



The diet includes fruit.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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