Genus CHALCOPHAPS

One of the most beautiful of the Indian Columbidae., the Bronze-winged, or, as it is sometimes called, the Emerald Dove, easily recognized by its bronzed metallic green mantle, is the sole representative within our area of Chalcophaps, a genus containing about 6 species and ranging from the Himalayas and Malabar to Australia. The bill is slender; the wings moderately long, with the 2nd and 3rd quills longest; the tail, of 12 feathers, is considerably shorter than the wing, and slightly rounded; the tarsus slender and bare, about equal to the middle toe in length, and the feet adapted for ground habits. Sexes differing in plumage.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus CHALCOPHAPS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
26
M_ID: 
5100
M_SN: 
Chalcophaps
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1825

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