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Pompadour Green Pigeon

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==Identification== ==Identification==

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Alternative name: Sri Lankan Green Pigeon

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.

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