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Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon
Ducula rufigaster (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830)
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Order:
  Columbiformes
Family:
  Columbidae
Genus:
  Ducula

Scientific:
  Ducula rufigaster

Citation:
  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830)

Reference:
  Voy.AstrolabeZool. 1 p.245

Protonym:
  Columba rufigaster

Avibase ID:
  18C4B7835B9976A4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/18C4B783

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 177390

Geographic range:

  • Ducula rufigaster rufigaster: W Papuan is., Vogelkop and s New Guinea e to Orangerie Bay
  • Ducula rufigaster uropygialis: Yapen I. and n New Guinea (east to Huon Gulf)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon
Czech:
  holub mahagonový
German:
  Rostbauch-Fruchttaube
Danish:
  Purpurhalet Kejserdue
Spanish:
  Dúcula Ventrirrufa
Finnish:
  kanelikeisarikyyhky
French:
  Carpophage à ventre roux
Italian:
  Piccione imperiale codaviola
Japanese:
  sumireomikadobato
Japanese:
  スミレオミカドバト
Dutch:
  Rode Muskaatduif
Norwegian:
  Rødhalekeiserdue
Polish:
  muszkatela czerwonorzytna
Russian:
  Рыжебрюхий плодоядный голубь
Slovak:
  plodožer hrdzavobruchý
Swedish:
  rostbröstad kejsarduva
Chinese:
  紫尾皇鸠


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Carpophage à ventre roux ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Carpophage à ventre roux ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Rufous-bellied Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Rufous-bellied Fruit Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Rufous-bellied Fruit Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula rufigaster) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ducula rufigaster [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ducula rufigaster [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Ducula [rufigaster or basilica] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Colom imperial ventre-rogenc, Dúcula de ventre rogenc
Czech: Holub mahagonový
Danish: Purpurhalet Kejserdue
German: Rostbauch-Fruchttaube, Rotbauchfruchttaube, Rotbauch-Fruchttaube
English: Purple tailed Imperial Pigeon, Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon, Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon, Rufescent Imperial-Pigeon, Rufous-bellied Fruit Pigeon, Rufous-bellied Imperial Pigeon, Rufous-bellied Imperial-Pigeon, Rufous-breasted Imperial-Pigeon
English (IOC): Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon
Spanish: Dúcula de Vientre Rufo, Dúcula Ventrirrufa
Spanish (Spain): Dúcula Ventrirrufa
Spanish (HBW): Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon
Estonian: ruuge-keisertuvi
Finnish: Kanelikeisarikyyhky
French: Carpophage à ventre roux
Hungarian: bíborfarkú császárgalamb
Indonesian: Pergam Ekor-ungu
Italian: Piccione imperiale codaviola, Piccione imperiale ventrerosso
Japanese: sumireomikadobato
Japanese: スミレオミカドバト
Latin: Columba rufigaster, Ducula rufigaster, Ducula rufigaster rufigaster
Lithuanian: Rausvapilvis imperatoriškasis karvelis
Dutch: Rode Muskaatduif
Norwegian Nynorsk: Raudhalekeisardue
Norwegian: Rødhalekeiserdue
Polish: muszkatela czerwonorzytna
Russian: Рыжебрюхий плодоядный голубь
Slovak: plodožer hrdzavobruchý
Swedish: rostbröstad kejsarduva, Rostbukad kejsarduva
Ukrainian: Пінон новогвінейський
Chinese: 紫尾皇鸠
Chinese (Traditional): 紫尾皇鳩

 

         

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