Bismarck Imperial-pigeon (Ducula melanochroa) - HBW 4, p. 239
French: Carpophage noir
Spanish: Dúcula Negra
Other common names: Black/Silver-laced Imperial-pigeon
Taxonomy: Carpophaga melanochroa P. L. Sclater, 1878, Duke of York Island, Bismarck Archipelago.
Often placed in a species-group with D. pinon and D. mullerii, and exhibits some plumage characters intermediate between the two; affinities have also been suggested between these three species and the D. latrans superspecies. Monotypic.
Distribution: Bismarck Archipelago (Umboi, New Britain, Watom, Duke of York, New Ireland).
- Least Concern
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