Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Cinnamon-bellied Imperial-pigeon (Ducula basilica) - HBW 4, p. 233

French: Carpophage des Moluques German: Halmaherafruchttaube Spanish: Dúcula Moluqueña
Other common names: Pink-headed/Moluccan Rufous-bellied Fruit-pigeon, Rufous-bellied Imperial-pigeon

Taxonomy: Ducula basilica Bonaparte, 1854, Halmahera.
Forms a superspecies with D. rufigaster and D. finschii, with both of which present species is sometimes considered conspecific; D. chalconota is also placed in this superspecies by some authors. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • basilica Bonaparte, 1854 - N Moluccas, on Morotai, Halmahera, Kasiruta, Ternate and Bacan.
  • obiensis (Hartert, 1898) - C Moluccas on Obi.