Speckled wood pigeon

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Speckled Wood Pigeon
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Columba
Species: C. hodgsonii
Binomial name
Columba hodgsonii
Vigors, 1832

The Speckled Wood Pigeon (Columba hodgsonii) is a medium-sized pigeon of the Columbidae family which lives in the northeastern parts of India and Pakistan and the Himalayas.


The upper body of the Speckled Wood Pigeon is maroon-brown except for its neck, which, like many pigeons, is iridescent. Its lower body features the speckles which give it its name. The bird is 38 centimeters in length.


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