Ducula bicolor

Ducula bicolor

Ducula bicolor

(Pied Imperial Pigeon)

FAMILY

Columbidae

Species

Ducula bicolor

Common name

Pied Imperial Pigeon

Main colour

White

Distinctive feature

Black bars under tail and on flight feathers, size 38-44 cm

Campus

Cairns

Description

Basically a white bird, there are areas of black on lower part of wings, end of tail as well as black bars under tail and on lower belly. Legs and feet grey, eyes black and bill pale. Can often be heard ‘coo-wooing’ at dawn and dusk, usually in flocks.