Speckled wood pigeon
|Speckled wood pigeon|
|Speckled Wood Pigeon from Pangolakha WLS in East Sikkim, India.|
The speckled wood pigeon (Columba hodgsonii) is a medium-sized pigeon of the Columbidae family which lives in montane forests of Kashmir to Northeast India, eastern Tibet, central China, Yunnan and Myanmar.
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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