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ducula mindorensis

Ducula mindorensis

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. The Mindoro imperial pigeon (Ducula mindorensis), also known as Mindoro Zone-tailed pigeon (Zonophaps mindorensis), Great Mindoro pigeon or Pink-throated Imperial pigeon, is a bird species in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to the mountains of Mindoro in central Philippines. It is classified as being Endangered according to the IUCN Red List. Its main threats are habitat loss and hunting. The Mindoro imperial pigeon is the largest Philippine pigeon. It measures from 42 cm to 50 cm in length. Its wings are about 24 cm long and its tail measures from 15 cm to 17 cm. Its forehead and throat are both pinkish grey. The head, neck and most underparts are bluish grey, darkest on the belly and under the tail. The hind neck goes from dark grey to black around the upper part of its back. The rest of the back and the inner wings go from a bronzy red colour to a green colour. The majority of the upper parts of the bird are emerald green. It has a black ring around and extending behind the eye. The tail is greenish black with an obvious grey band in the centre. The feathers under the tail are grey with a cinnamon coloured tinge. They have a black bill and their legs are pinkish red. In males, the iris is bright yellow and the eyelids are red. In females, the iris is brownish yellow and the eyelids are yellow orange. No information on juvenile plumage was recorded.

Detailed information
Full Name: Mindoro Imperial pigeon (Ducula mindorensis)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Birds
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 06/14/1976 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Mindoro Imperial pigeon, Wherever found is known to occur: Philippines
Federal register documents
No recovery information is available for the Mindoro Imperial pigeon.
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