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Green Imperial Pigeon
40â€“47 cm (15Â¾-18Â½ in) A large, grey pigeon
Juveniles are generally duller. Subspecies vary in coloration.
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Hard to tell apart from Columba Pigeons in flight, but has a longer tail and is heavy-bodied.
South-east Asia. Most of the Indian Peninsula, southern Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, very localised in Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Philippines.
Racial variation not very clear, further study needed. 13 to 20 subspecies accepted. Nicobar Imperial Pigeon was formerly treated as subspecies of this species.
Clements recognises the following 12 sub-species:
Primary and secondary forest, mangroves, open country with some trees. Usually in the lowlands only occasionally reported up to 600m, in Indonesia up to 1000m.
Often in small flocks, roosting together, sometimes traditional roosting sites.
Breeding times vary. In India mostly April and May, in Java in January, in Sumatra recorded to breed in all months. Nest is a platform with twigs. Lays 1 egg.
A frugivorous species, feeding on fruit, berries, wild figs, nutmeg or buds of mangroves.
Resident, some movements may be linked with fruiting of trees.
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