Elegant Imperial-Pigeon Ducula concinna

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A large pigeon of small islands. Shows a conspicuous pale yellow eye, a pale gray head and underparts, a chestnut vent, and a green back, wings, and uppertail. Found in flocks within the upper levels of forest edges, wooded areas, and plantations. The beady yellow eye is unique for a green pigeon in its range. Further differs from Spectacled Imperial-Pigeon in lacking spectacles and in having a red base to the undertail. Calls include “kuk” notes, a purring “woo-ooo,” a higher-pitched “waaa-aaa,” and growling sounds.

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