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Pied imperial pigeon

Ducula bicolor

Pied imperial pigeons are members of the pigeon and dove families. These birds are entirely white or pale cream, apart from their black flight feathers and tail feathers.

Pied imperial pigeons will fly great distances to feeding sites and nesting colonies, even crossing seas in large flocks.

The call of the pied imperial pigeon makes a deep ‘mroo’, ‘roo-ca-hoo’ and ‘up-oooo’ sound.

Animal class


Conservation status

The IUCN does not consider pied imperial pigeons to be in immediate danger of extinction in the wild.




There are no current estimates to show how many pied imperial pigeons are left in the wild.


Herbivore. Pied imperial pigeons eat a diet almost exclusively made up of fruit.