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Nilgiri wood pigeon (Columba elphinstonii)
Subject: Nilgiri wood pigeon (Columba elphinstonii)
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Nilgiri wood pigeon (Columba elphinstonii)

Columba elphinstonii
Date 1883
Source Birds of Asia. Part 6. plate 12
Author John Gould (1804–1881)

The Nilgiri wood pigeon (Columba elphinstonii) 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. The most confusable other species is the mountain imperial pigeon but that species has paler underwing coverts. Order: Columbiformes, Family: Columbidae, Genus: Columba, Species: Columba elphinstonii (Sykes, 1832).
Alsocomus elphinstonii
Ptilinopus elphinstonii

Nilgiri wood-pigeon
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