Green Imperial-Pigeon / Ducula aenea

Green Imperial-Pigeon / Ducula aenea

Green Imperial-Pigeon

SCI Name:  Ducula aenea
Protonym:  Columba aenea Syst.Nat.ed.12 ed.12 p.283
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gripig1
Type Locality:  'in Moluccis''; error = Flores, designated by Hartert and Goodson, Nov. Zool., 25, 1918, p. 346.
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Publish Year:  1766
IUCN Status:  

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.

aenea
L. aeneus  of a bronze colour, coppery, bronzed  < aes, aeris  bronze.
● ex “Palumbus moluccensis” of Brisson 1760 (Ducula).

SUBSPECIES

Green Imperial-Pigeon (Green)
SCI Name: Ducula aenea [aenea Group]
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.

Green Imperial-Pigeon (Enggano)
SCI Name: Ducula aenea oenothorax
oenothorax
Gr. οινος oinos  wine; θωραξ thōrax, θωρακος thōrakos  breast-plate.

Green Imperial-Pigeon (Maroon-naped)
SCI Name: Ducula aenea nuchalis
nuchale / nuchalis
Mod. L. nuchalis  of the nape, nuchal  < Med. L. nuchus  nape  < Arabic nukhā'  spinal marrow.
● ex “Perruche à face rouge” of Levaillant 1801-1805 (syn. Glossopsitta pusilla).

Green Imperial-Pigeon (Rufous-naped)
SCI Name: Ducula aenea paulina
paulina
● Antoinette Pauline Jacqueline Knip née de Courcelles (1781-1851) French bird artist (Ducula).
● Marguerite Pauline Fourès née Bellisle Comtesse de Ranchoup (1778-1869) French novelist, businesswoman, eccentric, mistress of Napoleon Bonaparte (syn. Tauraco erythrolophus).