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Green Imperial Pigeon

Ducula aenea

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Ducula aenea
Class: Bird
Weight: 365 to 645 grams
Life span: 6 to 7 years
Conservation status: Least concern
Number of offspring: 1 egg at a time

About

I LIVE IN ASIA

Green imperial pigeons are native to large forest areas throughout southern Asia ranging from India to Indonesia. This bird species was just recently observed nesting in Nepal for the first time in recorded history.


I AM AN HERBIVORE

The green imperial pigeon is an herbivore, they only consume various plants, leaves, and wild fruits found in the tree canopies.


GREEN IMPERIAL PIGEONS ARE NOT SOCIAL

The green imperial pigeon is not typically a social species, however they will sometimes form small flocks of a few individuals.


LIFE IN THE TREES

The green imperial pigeon is an arboreal bird species, meaning they spend the vast majority of their lives in the trees.


HELPING THE GREEN IMPERIAL PIGEON IN THE WILD

The green imperial pigeon at the Zoo are enrolled in the Species Survival Plan (SSP). SSP is a program implemented by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to help ensure a genetically viable population exists.


I AM IMPORTANT TO MY ECOSYSTEM

The green imperial pigeon plays a very important role as an herbivore in their ecosystem. Their diet of plant material helps prevent overgrowth of plant life in an ecosystem, something that is necessary for a healthy and balanced ecosystem.


 

Conservation

Learn more about our efforts, our conservation partners around the world, and the simple steps you can take to contribute.

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