Speckled wood pigeon

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Speckled wood pigeon
Speckled Wood Pigeon Aritar Pangolakha WLS Sikkim India 08.01.2014.jpg
Speckled Wood Pigeon from Pangolakha WLS in East Sikkim, India.
Scientific classification e
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 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.

Speckled Wood-Pigeon from Bhutan.


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