Alternative names: White Imperial Pigeon; White-tipped Imperial Pigeon; Celebes Pied Imperial Pigeon
- Ducula luctuosa
- White plumage
- Silvery grey flight-feathers with black edges
- Black feathers in tibial and ventral regions, giving a mottled appearance
Sexes similar. Juveniles greyer and with buff feather fringes.
Pied Imperial Pigeon looks similar but has all black flight-feathers.
Forests, cultivated areas and mangroves in lowlands up to 475 m.
Less restricted to coastal and small-island habitats than Pied Imperial Pigeon.
Feeds on fruits. No other published information but probably similar in diet to Pied Imperial Pigeon.
Usually foraging in flocks of 5 to 20 birds.
Breeding reported in September and October.
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- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Silver-tipped Imperial Pigeon. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Silver-tipped_Imperial_Pigeon