from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of fruit-pigeons of the subfamily Carpophaginæ, having the tail short and the plumage black and white; the nutmeg-pigeons.


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  • These two near-endemic species (Table 2), the spice imperial-pigeon (Ducula myristicivora) and the green-backed robin (Pachycephalopsis hattamensis), are also found on the mainland.

    Yapen rain forests 2008

  • Endemic and Near Endemic Bird Species Family Common Name Species Columbidae Spice imperial-pigeon Ducula myristicivora Eopsaltriidae Green-backed robin Pachycephalopsis hattamensis Yapen and nearby Biak Island (part of Biak-Numfoor rain forests ecoregion) share one endemic butterfly species.

    Yapen rain forests 2008


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