Ducula


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Ducula

 

(nutmeg pigeons), a genus of birds of the family Columbidae. The body length is 30-47 cm. The plumage is grayish pink and green, black and gray, or white and black. There are 36 species, distributed on some Pacific islands and in the tropics from India to New Guinea and Australia. Nutmeg pigeons live in the upper levels of the forest, descending only for water. They gather in flocks on fruit-bearing trees and nest on tree branches and, less frequently, in tree hollows or cracks in rocks. A clutch contains a single white egg. Nutmeg pigeons feed on berries and fruits, digesting only the pulp. They are game birds.

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Por ejemplo, en especies de los generos Geotrygon, Gallicolumba y Goura los individuos se desplazan casi exclusivamente caminando; mientras que en otros generos como Columba, Patagioenas y Ducula se desplazan casi exclusivamente volando (Skutch, 1991; Gibbs et al., 2001).
DONALD TRUMP, Marge Simpson and Ducula battled it out as fun-loving fund-raisers went quackers at a charity duck race.
Tracheal strictures, compression, or obstruction resolved by resection have been described in a variety of birds, including a pied imperial pigeon (Ducula bicolor), (3) ducks, (3,5) a goose (Anser species), (6) a crane (Grus species), (7) a stork (Ardeola ibis), (3) a curassow (Crux globulosa), (3) blue and gold macaws, (8,9) a barn owl (Tyto alba), (10) a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jaimaicensis), (11) and an eagle (Halieaeetus leucocephalus).
Eight of the species are under the IUCN's vulnerable category: The Chinese egret (Egretta eulophotes); Falcated ground babbler (Ptilocichla falcate); Palawan flycatcher (Ficedula platenae); Palawan hornbill, Palawan peacock pheasant (Polyplectron emphanum); Blue-headed racquet tail (Prioniturus plateni); Grey imperial pigeon (Ducula pickeringii); and the Philippine duck.
Ducula aenea) Kayan kelekuha' white-breasted Southwell (1990) water hen (amauromis phoenicurus javanicus) Bahau kelevuan bunglon Sombroek (1986) Busang kelekidoe' de pop v.e.
A swollen lump is also associated with the cere in the Red-knobbed Imperial-pigeon (Ducula rubricera).
However, the migratory Torres Strait Pigeon (Ducula bicolor) is a known important source of food during the months of August to October and January to April when it appears in large flocks across the Strait.
Two of these species are the Torres Strait imperial pigeon (Ducula spilorrhoa) and the Indian green pigeon (Chalcophaps indica).
These were accompanied by meat (especially fish and forest pigeons, Ducula goliath Gray Columbidae), itself periodically replaced with the flesh of one of the fathers and grandfathers.
Other unique species of flora and fauna in the park include the Mindoro Imperial Pigeon (Ducula mindorensis); Mindoro Tarictic Hornbill (Penelopides mindorensis); Mindoro Bleeding-Heart Pigeon (Galliculumba platenae); Mindoro Rusa Deer (Cervus marianus barandanus) and the Mindoro Pine (Pinus merkusii).
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