Nilgiri wood pigeon

Nilgiri wood pigeon

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Columba elphinstonii

The Nilgiri wood pigeon is large pigeon found in the moist deciduous forests and sholas of the Western Ghats in southwestern India. They are mainly frugivorous and forage in the canopy of dense hill forests. They are best identified in the field by their large size, dark colours and the distinctive checkerboard pattern on their nape.

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Nilgiri wood pigeon habitat map

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References

1. Nilgiri wood pigeon Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nilgiri_wood_pigeon
2. Nilgiri wood pigeon on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22690173/110095502

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