Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Timor Imperial-pigeon (Ducula cineracea) - HBW 4, p. 240

French: Carpophage cendrillon German: Schieferrücken-Fruchttaube Spanish: Dúcula de Timor
Other common names: Ashy Imperial-pigeon

Taxonomy: Columba cineracea Temminck, 1835, Timor.
Probably forms a superspecies with D. badia and D. lacernulata. Claimed racial differences are slight, based on limited material, and may not be worthy of recognition. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cineracea (Temminck, 1835) - Timor.
  • schistacea Mayr, 1944 - Wetar.