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Ducula galeata (Marquesan Imperial Pigeon)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Marquesan imperial pigeon (Ducula galeata), also known as the Nukuhiva pigeon or upe, is a pigeon which is endemic to Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia. This pigeon is only found in some valleys in the western part of that island.
View Wikipedia Record: Ducula galeata

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Ducula galeata

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.06999
EDGE Score: 4.0353


Diet [1]  Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [1]  100 %
Forages - Canopy [1]  40 %
Forages - Mid-High [1]  60 %
Clutch Size [2]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Marquesas tropical moist forests France Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Polynesia-Micronesia Fiji, Micronesia, Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga, United States Yes

Prey / Diet

Ficus prolixa (fig)[3]
Terminalia catappa (india almond)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Ducula aurorae (Polynesian Imperial Pigeon)1
Ducula pacifica (Pacific Imperial Pigeon)1
Pteropus mariannus (Marianas flying fox)1
Pteropus tonganus (Pacific flying fox)2
Ptilinopus chalcurus (Makatea Fruit Dove)1
Ptilinopus dupetithouarsii (White-capped Fruit Dove)1
Ptilinopus mercierii (Moustached Fruit Dove)1
Ptilinopus perousii (Many-colored Fruit Dove)1
Ptilinopus porphyraceus (Crimson-crowned Fruit Dove)1
Vini ultramarina (Ultramarine Lorikeet)1




Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2BirdLife International (2012) Species factsheet: Ducula galeata. Downloaded from on 08/09/2012.
3"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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