Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

New Caledonian Imperial-pigeon (Ducula goliath) - HBW 4, p. 236

French: Carpophage géant German: Riesenfruchttaube Spanish: Dúcula Goliat
Other common names: Goliath Pigeon, Giant Imperial-pigeon

Taxonomy: Carpophaga (Phænorhina) goliath G. R. Gray, 1859, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia.
Forms a superspecies with D. latrans, D. brenchleyi and D. bakeri; this group also shows some affinities with the D. pinon species-group. Monotypic.

Distribution: New Caledonia and I of Pines.