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Malabar Imperial-Pigeon

Ducula cuprea (Jerdon, TC 1840)

The Malabar imperial pigeon or Nilgiri imperial pigeon is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to the Western Ghats of India. Source: Wikipedia

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


Original description

Citation:
  (Jerdon, TC 1840)

Reference:
   Madras J. Lit. Sci. 12 no.28 p.12

Protonym:
  Carpophaga cuprea

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/176575#page/26/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A938A06D6CE3CB1D

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A938A06D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A938A06D


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 677032

Geographic range:

  • Ducula cuprea: SW India (Western Ghats from Goa to Kerala)
English:
Malabar Imperial-Pigeon
Catalan:
Colom imperial dels Nilgiri
Danish:
Nilgiri Bjergkejserdue
German:
Nilgirifruchttaube
Spanish:
Dúcula de las Nilgiri
French:
Carpophage des Nilgiri
Croatian:
gorska voćarica
Dutch:
Malabarmuskaatduif
Polish:
muszkatela brunatna
Portuguese:
pombo-imperial-do-malabar
Slovak:
plodožer pásochvostý
Swedish:
ghatskejsarduva
Chinese:
马拉巴山皇鸠


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Malabar Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea) ( Ducula badia cuprea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea) ( Ducula badia cuprea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea) ( Ducula badia cuprea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea) ( Ducula badia cuprea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea) ( Ducula badia cuprea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea) ( Ducula badia cuprea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea) ( Ducula badia cuprea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea) ( Ducula badia cuprea)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Malabar Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea) ( Ducula badia cuprea) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea) ( Ducula badia cuprea) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea) ( Ducula badia cuprea) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea) ( Ducula badia cuprea) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea) ( Ducula badia cuprea) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea) ( Ducula badia cuprea) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Malabar Imperial-Pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Malabar Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Malabar Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Malabar Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Malabar Imperial Pigeon ( Ducula cuprea) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ducula badia cuprea [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms

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Catalan: Colom imperial dels Nilgiri
Danish: Nilgiri Bjergkejserdue
German: Fahlbauch-Fruchttaube (cuprea), Nilgirifruchttaube
English: Malabar Imperial Pigeon, Malabar Imperial-Pigeon, Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea), Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon
English, HBW: Nilgiri Imperial-pigeon
English (IOC): Malabar Imperial Pigeon, Mountain Imperial Pigeon (cuprea)
English (United States): Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea)
Spanish: Dúcula de las Nilgiri, Dúcula Dorsicastaña (cuprea)
Spanish (Spain): Dúcula Dorsicastaña (cuprea)
Spanish (HBW): Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (cuprea)
French: Carpophage à manteau brun (cuprea), Carpophage des Nilgiri
Croatian: gorska voćarica
Japanese (romaji): yamamikadobato (cuprea)
Japanese: ヤマミカドバト (cuprea), ヤマミカドバト(cuprea)
Scientific: Carpophaga cuprea, Ducula badia cuprea, Ducula cuprea
Dutch: Indische Muskaatduif (cuprea), Malabarmuskaatduif
Norwegian: fjellkeiserdue (cuprea)
Polish: muszkatela brunatna, muszkatela kasztanowata (cuprea)
Portuguese: pombo-imperial-do-malabar
Portuguese (Portugal): pombo-imperial-montês (cuprea)
Russian: Горный плодовый голубь (cuprea)
Slovak: plodožer pásochvostý, plodožer pásochvostý (skup.)
Swedish: bergkejsarduva (cuprea), ghatskejsarduva
Thai: นกมูม (ตาแดง)
Turkish: Dağ has güvercini (cuprea)
Chinese: 山皇鸠 (cuprea), 马拉巴山皇鸠

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