Columba indica Linnaeus, 1758, Ambon. Nine subspecies.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Little green pigeon; French: Colombine turvert; German: Glanzkдfertaube; Spanish: Palomita Esmeralda Dorsiverde.
9.1–10.6 in (23–27 cm); 3.8–5.6 oz (108–160 g). Wings and mantle metallic green.
From Indian subcontinent to China, south through Southeast Asia and to Australia.
The silent male displays by bowing the head and lifting the closed wings and tail while sitting on a branch.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Seed and fallen fruits.
Clutch of cream-colored or buffish eggs.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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