Grey-fronted green pigeon

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Grey-fronted green pigeon
Treron pompadora affinis.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Treron
Species: T. affinis
Binomial name
Treron affinis
(Jerdon, 1840)

The grey-fronted green pigeon (Treron affinis) is a pigeon in the genus Treron. It is found in the forests of the Western Ghats in India. Many authorities have split the species from the pompadour green pigeon complex.

Description[edit]

The male has a reddish mantle. The female has a green mantle.

Behaviour[edit]

The grey-fronted green pigeon usually occurs singly or in small groups. Its flight is fast and direct, with the regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings that are characteristic of pigeons in general. It eats the seeds and fruits of a wide variety of plants. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays two white eggs.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Treron affinis". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2014-12-31. 

External links[edit]

  • Collar, N.J. 2011. Species limits in some Philippine birds including the Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus. Forktail number 27: 29-38.
  • Rasmussen, P.C., and J.C. Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia: the Ripley guide. Lynx Edicions and Smithsonian Institution.