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Pompadour Green Pigeon

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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

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.

Distribution

Southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to the Philippines.

Taxonomy

Subspecies[1]

Treron pompadora pompadora India to sw China, Thailand, Laos and s Vietnam

Treron pompadora chloropterus Andaman and Nicobar islands

Treron pompadora phayrei Myanmar to sw China (Yunnan), Thailand, Laos and s Vietnam

Treron pompadora amadoni N Luzon (n Philippines)

Treron pompadora axillaris S Luzon, Polillo, Alabat, Catanduanes, Lubang and Mindoro

Treron pompadora canescens E Philippines (Mandate to Cebu, Basilan and Mindanao)

Treron pompadora everetti Sulu Archipelago (Bongao, Jolo, Sibutu and Tawitawi)

Treron pompadora aromaticus S Moluccas (Buru), Tanahjampea, Kalao and Kalaotoa islands

Habitat

Rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands.

Behaviour

It builds a nest of sticks in a tree and lays two white eggs. Its flight is fast and direct.

Diet includes the seeds and fruits of a wide variety of plants.

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