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Pompadour Green Pigeon

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;[[:Category:Treron|Treron]] pompadora ;[[:Category:Treron|Treron]] pompadora
-'''Includes Grey-fronted Green-Pigeon; Ashy-headed Green Pigeon; Andaman Green Pigeon; Philippine Green Pigeon; Buru Green Pigeon''' 
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[[Image:Pompadour_Green_Pigeon.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|Steve+G|Steve G}}<br>Location: Tissa Tank, [[Sri Lanka]]]] [[Image:Pompadour_Green_Pigeon.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|Steve+G|Steve G}}<br>Location: Tissa Tank, [[Sri Lanka]]]]
==Identification== ==Identification==
-28 centimeters in length. Its head, tail, and underparts are bright green, and its head has a grey crown. The legs are red; the bill is thin and grey. The flight feathers and tail are black. The male has a chestnut back. The female has a green back and no orange breast patch.+Sri Lankan Green pigeon is approximately 26-30 cm in length. The head, tail and underparts are bright green, with a grey crown to the head. The legs are red and the bill is thin and grayish. The flight feathers and tail are blackish. The male has a chestnut back, usually uniform. The female has a bright green back and lacks the orange on the breast.
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-Southern Asia from [[India]] and [[Sri Lanka]] east to the [[Philippines]]. +Endemic to [[Sri Lanka]]
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
-====Subspecies<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>====+This is a monotypic species.
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-*T.p.pompadora [[India]] to sw [[China]], [[Thailand]], [[Laos]] and s [[Vietnam]] +
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-*T.p.chloropterus Andaman and Nicobar islands +
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-*T.p.phayrei [[Myanmar]] to sw [[China]] (Yunnan), [[Thailand]], [[Laos]] and s [[Vietnam]] +
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-*T.p.amadoni N Luzon (n [[Philippines]]) +
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-*T.p.axillaris S Luzon, Polillo, Alabat, Catanduanes, Lubang and Mindoro+
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-*T.p.canescens E [[Philippines]] (Mandate to Cebu, Basilan and Mindanao)+
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-*T.p.everetti Sulu Archipelago (Bongao, Jolo, Sibutu and Tawitawi) +
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-*T.p.aromaticus S Moluccas (Buru), Tanahjampea, Kalao and Kalaotoa islands+
-A Birdforum thread mentions that this species is proposed for splitting with most becoming Grey-fronted Green-Pigeon and Pompadour GP limited to [[Sri Lanka]]. Gill and Donsker already split this species into six species.+
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
Rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands. Rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
-It builds a nest of sticks in a tree and lays two white eggs. Its flight is fast and direct.+Sri Lanka Green pigeons usually occur singly or in small groups.
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Diet includes the seeds and fruits of a wide variety of plants. Diet includes the seeds and fruits of a wide variety of plants.
==References== ==References==
-#{{Ref-Clements6thDec08}}#[http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=1887756 Birdforum thread] mentioning splitting of this species 
==External Links== ==External Links==

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Treron pompadora
Photo by Steve GLocation:  Tissa Tank,  Sri Lanka
Photo by Steve G
Location: Tissa Tank, Sri Lanka

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Identification

Sri Lankan Green pigeon is approximately 26-30 cm in length. The head, tail and underparts are bright green, with a grey crown to the head. The legs are red and the bill is thin and grayish. The flight feathers and tail are blackish. The male has a chestnut back, usually uniform. The female has a bright green back and lacks the orange on the breast.

Distribution

Endemic to Sri Lanka

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.

Habitat

Rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands.

Behaviour

Sri Lanka Green pigeons usually occur singly or in small groups. Diet includes the seeds and fruits of a wide variety of plants.

References

External Links

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