Collared Imperial-Pigeon / Ducula mullerii

Collared Imperial-Pigeon / Ducula mullerii

Collared Imperial-Pigeon

SCI Name:  Ducula mullerii
Protonym:  Columba mullerii Pl.Col. livr.96 pl.566
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  coipig1
Type Locality:  Dourga River [at Princess Marianne Strait], New Guinea.
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Publish Year:  1835
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DEFINITIONS

DUCULA
(Columbidae; Ϯ Mountain Imperial Pigeon D. badia insignis) Nepalese name Dukul for the imperial pigeons (cf. Hindi names Dunkul and Doomkul); "Genus or Sub-genus — DUCULA nobis. — DUKUL OF THE NIPALESE (genericé)    Character of the genus:—bill equal to the head, straight, cylindric, very feeble; both mandibles membranous for three-fourths from the gape; tip of the upper mandible gently inclined—of the lower, strongly compressed; nares broad, linear, obliquely transverse, central; their groove faint; their tect subtumid.  Wings short, not rounded, 3, 4, 5 quills sub-equal and longest; central primaries with their tips wavily truncated.  Tail 14, long, strong and square; tarsi very low, and plumed nearly to the toes laterally, less in front; toes depressed with broad flat soles; lateral fores sub-equal, hind large; nails strong, arched and acuminated; central and hind equal, lateral fores equal, less; orbits nude; plumage simple.  The above is a tedious charcater, but it is a distinct one. Those who love more summary proceedings may perhaps approve the following: "Bill and wings as in Goura; legs and feet as in Vinago."  ...  Lastly, though Ducula, like Vinago, be exclusively arboreal and fruit-eating; the latter is eminently gregarious—the former, almost a solitary.   Species new. DUCULA INSIGNIS. Great Ducula, nobis." (Hodgson 1836); "Ducula Hodgson, As. Res., 19, 1836, p. 160. Type, by monotypy, Ducula insignis Hodgson." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 42).   
Synon. Carpophaga, Carpophagella, Compsoenas, Globicera, Lamprura, Muscadivora, Muscadivores, Myriphaga, Myristicivora, Phaenorhina, Pterocolpa, Ptilocolpa, Rinopus, Serresius, Zonoenas, Zonophaps.

mulleri / mullerii
● George Muller (d. 1892) French explorer, collector in Madagascar (‡syn. Aepyornis hildebrandti).
● Salomon Müller (1804-1864) German ornithologist, collector (syn. Chloropsis sonneratiDucula, subsp. Pitta sordida, syn. Tanygnathus sumatranus).

SUBSPECIES

Collared Imperial-Pigeon (aurantia)
SCI Name: Ducula mullerii aurantia
aurantia
Late Med. L. aurantius orange-coloured < aurantia orange.
● ex “Orange-breasted Creeper” of Latham 1781 (syn. Anthobaphes violacea).
● ex “Figuier étranger” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 58, fig. 3, and “Figuier orangé” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (syn. Dendroica fusca).
● ex “Gobe-mouche à poitrine orangé de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 831, fig. 1, “Gobe-mouche roux à poitrine orangée de Cayenne” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Orange-breasted Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (?syn. Pachyramphus rufus).
● ex “Manakin orangé de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 302, fig. 2, and “Manakin orangé” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Pipra aureola).
● ex “Bouvreuil de l’Île Bourbon” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 204, fig. 1 (syn. Sporophila bouvreuil).
● ex “Motteux” or “Cul-blanc brun-verdâtre” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Orange-breasted Wheat-ear” of Latham 1783 (unident.).
● ex “Avis paradisiaca americana elegantissima” of Seba 1734-1765, “Promerops barbadensis” of Brisson 1760, “Promérops orangé” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Orange Promerops” of Latham 1783 (unident.).

Collared Imperial-Pigeon (mullerii)
SCI Name: Ducula mullerii mullerii
mulleri / mullerii
● George Muller (d. 1892) French explorer, collector in Madagascar (‡syn. Aepyornis hildebrandti).
● Salomon Müller (1804-1864) German ornithologist, collector (syn. Chloropsis sonneratiDucula, subsp. Pitta sordida, syn. Tanygnathus sumatranus).