Cinnamon-bellied Imperial-pigeon (Ducula basilica) - HBW 4, p. 233
French: Carpophage des Moluques
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An adult bird perched, in slow-motion Locality Halmahera, Maluku Islands (Indonesia) (ssp basilica)
Luc Fazio 20 August 1997 5 years ago 18 sec 2.4
A distant view of a bird in a tree. Locality Foli, Halmahera, Maluku Islands (Indonesia) (ssp basilica)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 15 August 2009 2 years ago 9 sec 2.3