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Torresian imperial pigeon (Ducula spilorrhoa), white-headed pigeon (Columba leucomela)
Subject: Torresian imperial pigeon (Ducula spilorrhoa), white-headed pigeon (Columba leucomela)
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Companion to Gould's Handbook; or, Synopsis of the birds of Australia (Plate 56) (6943659041) - Torresian imperial pigeon (Ducula spilorrhoa), white-headed pigeon (Columba leucomela).jpg
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Torresian imperial pigeon (Ducula spilorrhoa), white-headed pigeon (Columba leucomela)


Date 1877
Source http://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/6943659041
Author Diggles, Silvester.; Gould, John
Full title Companion to Gould's Handbook; or, Synopsis of the birds of Australia. Containing nearly one-third of the whole, or about 220 examples, for the most part from the original drawings.
Text: Carpophaga luctuosa Torres Straits Fruit Pigeon (Torresian Imperial-pigeon)
Carpophaga leucomela White-headed Fruit Pigeon (White-headed Pigeon)
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The Torresian imperial pigeon (Ducula spilorrhoa), also known as the Nutmeg Pigeon, White Nutmeg Pigeon, Australian Pied Imperial Pigeon or Torres Strait Pigeon, is a relatively large, pied species of pigeon. It is found in forest, woodland, savanna, mangrove and scrub in Australia (north-east Western Australia, north Northern Territory and north Queensland, including the Torres Strait Islands), New Guinea, Aru Islands, islands in the Geelvink Bay, D'Entrecasteaux Islands and Louisiade Archipelago.

The white-headed pigeon (Columba leucomela) is a pigeon native to the east coast of Australia, belonging to the same genus as the domestic pigeon Columba livia. The pigeon's habitat is from Cooktown, Queensland to southern New South Wales. It can commonly be found in tropical regions, subtropical rainforest, scrub, watercourses and street trees. Since colonisation of Australia, their numbers have decreased but they have thrived on the introduced Camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora).

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Scientific Name: Columba leucomela Temminck, 1821
Common Name: White-headed Pigeon
French: Pigeon leucomèle German: Weißbrusttaube Spanish: Paloma blanquinegra
Taxonomy: Columba leucomela Temminck, 1821, south Queensland, Australia.

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