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Reproduction and nesting of the Goliath Imperial Pigeon
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The breeding period of the Goliath Imperial Pigeon (Ducula goliath) from October to November. The first step is the construction by the male of a 3.1 to 5.9in (8-15cm) thick and 11.8 to 15.7in (30-40cm) in diameter nest of twigs, placed at an average height of 49.2ft (15m). The female lays a single large white egg - 1.9in (5cm) long by 1.1in (3cm) in diameter - which will be incubated alternately by both parents during 28 days.
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