Ducula carola nigrorum (Whitehead, 1897:34)

Negros spotted imperial pigeon, Negros grey-necked imperial-pigeon, Negros grey-breasted fruit-pigeon, Negros black-breasted fruit pigeon, Black-breasted imperial pigeon



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ptilocolpa nigrorum Whitehead, 1897:34 (original combination)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1950's (29 April 1953 or later)

IUCN RedList status: "likely to be extinct"



Negros and Siquijor, Visayas, Philippines


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Whitehead, J. (1897). Account of his travels in Luzon. Ptilocolpa nigrorum, sp. n. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 6:34.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Ducula carola. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 24 August 2013.

Collar, Nigel J., Mallari, N. A. D. and Tabaranza, B. R. J. (1999). Threatened Birds of the Philippines: The Haribon Foundation/BirdLife International Red Data Book. Makati City: Bookmark.

Evans, T. D., Dutson, G. C. L. and Brooks, T. M. (1993). Cambridge Philippines Rainforest Project 1991: final report. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Gibbs, D., Barnes, E. and Cox, J. (2001). Pigeons and doves. Robertsbridge, Sussex: Pica Press.

Godino, F.M.J. (2014). Negros Grey-necked Imperial-Pigeon. & . Downloaded on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser. 544 pp.

Matthews, Thomas J. et al. (2022). Threatened and extinct island endemic birds of the world: Distribution, threats and functional diversity. Journal of Biogeography.

Ripley, S. D. and Rabor, D. S. (1956). Birds from Canlaon Volcano in the highlands of Negros Island in the Philippines. Condor 58(4): 283-291.


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