Out of area - Pied (Torresian) Imperial Pigeon - scientific name/s

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Subject: Out of area - Pied (Torresian) Imperial Pigeon - scientific name/s
From: Lia Battisson <>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 23:12:17 +0000

For those who have expertise in taxonomy,  the above bird appears to have two scientific names:


  • Ducula spilorrhoa and
  • Ducula bicolor


Can you please explain this for me?


Many thanks


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