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Spotted Imperial Pigeon Ducula carola carola   - Flock in flight
Spotted Imperial Pigeon
Photographer : © Tonji Ramos
Location :Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Luzon, Philippines
Date : 18 May 2013
English synonyms:Spotted Imperial-Pigeon, Gray-necked Imperial-Pigeon, Gray-necked Fruit Pigeon, Gray-necked Zone-tailed Pigeon, Grey-necked Fruit Pigeon, Grey-necked Imperial-pigeon, Grey-necked Zone-tailed Pigeon, Gray-necked Imperial Pigeon, Grey-necked Imperial pigeon
Bird Family :Columbidae - Pigeons & Doves
Bird Group :COLUMBIFORMES
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :These birds are usually found in forests up to 2500 m. They are known to visit coastal areas in flocks, usually in May. They have been observed to go to the shorelines. It has been speculated that they are drinking sea water or eating something found on the shoreline, possibly for the minerals. - SR & TR
Taxonomic Notes :Species endemic to the Philippines.
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