Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Pink-headed Imperial-pigeon (Ducula rosacea) - HBW 4, p. 234

French: Carpophage à tête rose German: Inselfruchttaube Spanish: Dúcula Rosácea
Other common names: Island Imperial-pigeon(!)

Taxonomy: Columba rosacea Temminck, 1835, Timor.
Closely related to D. whartoni, which is sometimes considered a race of present species; these two form a superspecies with D. pistrinaria and D. pickeringii. Birds of Java Sea sometimes awarded race zamydra, but supposed characters (especially brighter iridescence on upperparts) found in other populations. Monotypic.

Distribution: Islands in Java Sea (Seribu Is, Karimunjawa, Bawean, Maselembu Besar, Arends), Bali Sea (Kangean) and Flores Sea (Tukangbesi, Salayar, Tanahjampea, Kalao, Kalaotoa), locally N to Moluccas (Loloda Is, NW Halmahera, Bacan, Tayandu, Kai Is), and through most of Lesser Sundas (Satonda, Flores, Besar, Pantar, Alor, Semau, Timor, Wetar, Kisar, Romang, Leti, Moa, Luang, Sermata, Damar, Babar, Tanimbar).