Samiksha Jaiswal

Grey fronted green pigeon

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Aves
Family  Columbidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Columbiformes
Genus  Treron
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Similar  Philippine green pigeon, Sri Lanka green pigeon, Ashy‑headed green pigeon, Buru green pigeon, Pompadour green pigeon

Grey fronted green pigeon


The grey-fronted green pigeon (Treron affinis) is a pigeon in the genus Treron. It is found in the forests of the Western Ghats in India. Many authorities have split the species from the pompadour green pigeon complex.

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Description

The male has a reddish mantle. The female has a green mantle.

Behaviour

The grey-fronted 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

Grey-fronted green pigeon Wikipedia


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