Mountain Imperial-pigeon (Ducula badia) - HBW 4, p. 239
French: Carpophage à manteau brun
Spanish: Dúcula Dorsicastaña
Other common names: Hodgson’s/Jerdon’s/Bronze-backed/Grey-headed(!)/Band-tailed Imperial-pigeon
Taxonomy: Columba badia Raffles, 1822, Bengkulu, west Sumatra.
Probably forms a superspecies with D. lacernulata and D. cineracea, although ranges of present species and D. lacernulata overlap in W Java. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cuprea (Jerdon, 1840) - Western Ghats (SW India) from Goa and NW Karnataka S to Kerala.
- insignis Hodgson, 1836 - W Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan E to Khasia Hills and R Brahmaputra.
- griseicapilla Walden, 1875 - Myanmar (to N Tennasserim) and Thailand E to SC China (SW Yunnan, Hainan), and S to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.
- badia (Raffles, 1822) - S Tenasserim and Mergui Archipelago S through Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, Borneo and W Java.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 11 videos
An adult perched and then flying away Locality Mount Kinabalu National Park, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (ssp badia)
Greg Baker 21 April 2003 2 years ago 23 sec 4.2
A bird feeding on fruits in a tree Locality Fraser's Hill, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia (ssp badia)
Tom Tarrant 31 August 1997 9 years ago 29 sec 3.9
Two birds mating Locality Fraser's Hill, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2010 3 years ago 36 sec 3.8
calling in canopy Locality Idamalayar Reserve Forest, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India (ssp cuprea)
Martin Kennewell 20 December 2012 46 weeks ago 35 sec 3
A bird on a branch 2 Locality Munnar, Idukki District, Kerala, India (ssp cuprea)
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2008 4 years ago 11 sec 3
A bird on a branch Locality Munnar, Idukki District, Kerala, India
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2008 4 years ago 15 sec 3
PhotosSee all 8 photos
Facing adult on a branch
Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp griseicapilla)
Alain Fossé 16 February 2007 4 years ago 4.5
A bird in profile
Locality Moyar Gorge, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India
vasanthan.p.j 28 September 2013 10 weeks ago 4.4
A bird in a tree
Locality Panoen Tong Campsite, Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp griseicapilla)
Michael Schmitz 15 February 2013 27 weeks ago 3.8
A bird perched.
Locality Kadra, Anshi National Park, Karnataka, India (ssp cuprea)
Jayaram Jahgirdar 26 December 2008 4 years ago 3.5
Enjoying the dawn.
Locality Panoen Tong Campsite, Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
Edward Smith 14 February 2011 2 years ago 3.4
A bird resting on a perch.
Locality London Zoo, London, England, Great Britain (ssp cuprea)
Josep del Hoyo 2 May 1991 46 weeks ago 3