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Torresian Imperial-Pigeon

Ducula spilorrhoa (Gray, GR 1858)

The Torresian imperial pigeon, also known as the nutmeg pigeon, white nutmeg pigeon, Australian pied imperial pigeon or Torres Strait pigeon, is a relatively large, pied species of pigeon. It is found in forest, woodland, savanna, mangrove and scrub in Australia, New Guinea, Aru Islands, islands in the Geelvink Bay, D'Entrecasteaux Islands and Louisiade Archipelago. It has also been recorded as a vagrant in New South Wales, Australia. As far as known, most populations are resident or only take part in minor local movements, but the population in Queensland leaves for New Guinea in February–April and returns in July–August. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Columbiformes
Family:
  Columbidae
Genus:
   Ducula
Scientific:
  Ducula spilorrhoa


Original description

Citation:
  (Gray, GR 1858)

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London Part 26, no.358 p.186,196

Protonym:
  Carpophaga spilorrhoa

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32271708


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A251CB8FEF768A43

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A251CB8F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A251CB8F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 677039

Geographic range:

  • Ducula spilorrhoa: Aru Is., New Guinea and adjacent islands to n and ne Australia
English:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon
Catalan:
Colom imperial argentat
Czech:
holub pobřežní
Danish:
Torreskejserdue
German:
Kaiserfruchttaube
Spanish:
Dúcula Australiana
Spanish (Spain):
Dúcula Australiana
Finnish:
australiankeisarikyyhky
French:
Carpophage argenté
Croatian:
svijetla voćarica
Hungarian:
Torresian császárgalamb
Italian:
Piccione imperiale di Torres
Japanese (romaji):
papuasodegurobato
Japanese:
パプアソデグロバト
Lithuanian:
Australinis imperatoriškasis karvelis
Dutch:
Australische Muskaatduif
Norwegian:
Snøkeiserdue
Polish:
muszkatela srokata
Portuguese:
pombo-imperial-prateado
Russian:
Пегий плодовый голубь
Slovak:
plodožer cisársky
Serbian:
Toreski imperijalni golub
Swedish:
australisk kejsarduva
Ukrainian:
Пінон австралійський
Chinese:
澳洲斑皇鸠
Chinese (Traditional):
澳洲斑皇鳩


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Torresian or Kimberley Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Torresian or Kimberley Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula [spilorrhoa or constans])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (Torresian) ( Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (Torresian) ( Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (Torresian) ( Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (Torresian) ( Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (Torresian) ( Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (Torresian) ( Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (Torresian) ( Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (Torresian) ( Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Ducula bicolor spilorrhoa [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Ducula bicolor spilorrhoa [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Ducula bicolor spilorrhoa [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Ducula bicolor spilorrhoa [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Ducula bicolor spilorrhoa [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Ducula bicolor spilorrhoa [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Ducula bicolor spilorrhoa [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Ducula bicolor spilorrhoa [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Ducula bicolor spilorrhoa [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Torresian Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Torresian Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula spilorrhoa) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ducula spilorrhoa [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms

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Catalan: Colom imperial argentat, Dúcula argentada
Czech: holub pobřežní, holub strakatý
Danish: Torreskejserdue
German: Kaiserfruchttaube
English: Australian Pied Imperial Pigeon, Torresian Imperial Pigeon, Torresian Imperial-Pigeon, Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (Torresian), Torresian or Kimberley Imperial-Pigeon
English, HBW: Torresian Imperial-pigeon
English (IOC): Torresian Imperial Pigeon
English (United States): Torresian Imperial-Pigeon
Esperanto: Toresa imperia kolombo
Spanish: Dúcula Australiana, Dúcula Australiana (spilorrhoa)
Spanish (Spain): Dúcula Australiana, Dúcula Australiana (spilorrhoa)
Spanish (HBW): Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (Torresian)
Estonian: pugal-keisertuvi
Finnish: australiankeisarikyyhky
French: Carpophage argenté, Carpophage argenté (nominal), Carpophage argenté (spilorrhoa), Carpophage argenté ou C. des Kimberley
Croatian: svijetla voćarica
Hungarian: Torresian császárgalamb
Indonesian: Pergam Laut-timur
Italian: Piccione imperiale australiano, Piccione imperiale di Torres
Japanese (romaji): papuasodegurobato, papuasodegurobato (spilorrhoa)
Japanese: パプアソデグロバト, パプアソデグロバト (spilorrhoa)
Scientific: Carpophaga spilorrhoa, Ducula [spilorrhoa or constans], Ducula bicolor spilorrhoa, Ducula spilorrhoa, Ducula spilorrhoa spilorrhoa, Myristicivora bicolor melvillensis
Lithuanian: Australinis imperatoriškasis karvelis
Dutch: Australische Muskaatduif, Australische Muskaatduif (spilorrhoa)
Norwegian: Snøkeiserdue, snøkeiserdue (spilorrhoa)
Polish: muszkatela srokata
Portuguese: pombo-imperial-prateado
Portuguese (Portugal): pombo-imperial-isabel
Russian: Пегий плодовый голубь, Пегий плодоядный голубь
Slovak: plodožer cisársky
Serbian: Toreski imperijalni golub
Swedish: Australisk kejsarduva
Turkish: Akça has güvercin
Ukrainian: Пінон австралійський
Chinese: 澳洲斑皇鸠
Chinese (Traditional): 澳洲斑皇鳩

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