Torresian imperial pigeon

Description
Previously known as Myristihocivora spilorrhoa, the nutmeg pigeon, or as Ducula bicolour spilorra, the Imperial pied-pigeon, this bird has been persecuted as a perceived threat to agriculture in Northern Australia. This was possibly collected by Lord Stamfordham.
Accession Loan No.
29/1916/19
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
Torresian imperial pigeon
Simple Name
bird
Full Name
COLUMBIDAE: Ducula spilorrhoa (G R Gray): Torresian Imperial pigeon
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Stamfordham, Lord (from the collection of)
Collection Country
Australia
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
COLUMBIDAE
Genus
Ducula
Species
spilorrhoa

    Tell Us What You Think

    Subject to approval, your name and blog comment will be made public. Any comment replies will also be public. Your email address will never be published. If you wish to contact us privately, please use the Contact form. Required fields are marked *