Pied Imperial Pigeon

Ducula bicolor

It is often known as the Nutmeg Pigeon.Fairly distinctive with its black and white colouration.  Unlike our Wood Pigeon which spends most of its time feeding from the ground, this species will take all its food from the tree.They congregate in small parties when searching for food or roosting.Like most pigeon species they build very frail nests out of a few twigs and it is surprising that the eggs ever survive in the nest to hatch. They lay one white egg which hatches after 14 days and the chick will leave after another 14 days.

Diet: Fruit, berries, seeds and Nutmegs.

Distribution: Philippines, Moluccas and to islands west of new Guinea

Status in the wild: Least Concern.

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