Yellowish Imperial Pigeon
Ducula subflavescens

Range and population
Ducula subflavescens is endemic to New Britain , New Ireland , Manus and nearby small islands in Papua New Guinea . It is locally common on New Britain in flocks of up to a few tens of birds but on New Ireland there are recent records only from the far south and there are only two recent records from Manus. It is a nomadic forest species, usually seen in lowland forest but recorded sporadically up to 900 m on New Britain1,2,3,5. It may have a requirement for coastal or lowland riverine forest4 and most records are from primary forest but it appears not to be threatened by hunting2. Most lowland forest and especially coastal forest in this species's range is threatened by logging but there are few data to assess the species's habitat requirements and hence population trends.

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