Philippine green pigeon

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Philippine green pigeon
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Treron
Species: T. axillaris
Binomial name
Treron axillaris
(Bonaparte, 1855)

The Philippine green pigeon (Treron axillaris) is a pigeon in the genus Treron. It is found in the forests of the Philippines. Many authorities split the species from the pompadour green pigeon complex.

Behaviour[edit]

The Philippine 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.

References[edit]

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

Works cited

  • 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.