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Island Imperial-Pigeon
Another new one for the gallery. We found this massive fruit-pigeon by its distinctive call, a deep, throaty laughing series starting with emphatic upslurred notes followed by a series of soft, lower notes. A group of school children who were determined to make sure I didn't get lost, pointed this bird out to me. They called it a "Wup-Woo" evidently their local name for it. This species is confined mostly to smaller islands. Note red eye and chestnut undertail coverts. The gray back and pinkish wash extending to its breast are characteristic of the distinctive pale nominate race seen here. Other subspecies ranging north to islands off New Guinea are darker, much greener above and have pinkish color confined to the head.
Gizo, New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands
Date taken
18 September 2019
Scientific name
Ducula pistrinaria pistrinaria
Equipment used
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Staff member
Opus Editor
Mmmmm..... that's a lovely picture Joe.... excellent work finding him and getting such a good image too.

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