Bird Torresian Imperial Pigeon (Ducula spilorrhoa)

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Common Name: Torresian Imperial Pigeon

Scientific Name: Ducula spilorrhoa

Family: Columbidae

Order: Columbiformes

Other Names: Nutmeg Pigeon, Torres Strait Pigeon

Distribution: Northern Australian coastline

Habitat: Coastal rainforests, mangroves and islands

Field Notes: Quite a large sized pigeon, growing up to 45cm in height and width. A white monotone coloured dove. The chest, back and head are all pure white. The wingtips and tail are a strong black. The back underside of the bird usually displays a black striping or patterning.

Images By Blake - July 2011 - Location: Australia Zoo

 
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