890. Columba bollii

890. Bolle’s Pigeon.
COLUMBA BOLLII.
Columba bollii, Godman, Ibis, 1872, p. 217 ; Dresser, vii. p. 29, pl. 459 ; Koenig, J. f. O. 1890, p. 441, Taf. viii. fig. 12 (egg) ; Salvadori, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxi. p. 297.
Paloma turquesa, Torcaza, in the Canaries.
Male ad. (Teneriffe). Differs from C. laurivora in being darker and bluer above, the throat down to the breast slaty blue, slightly glossed with green, the breast and under parts deep vinous red, the flanks, lower abdomen, and under tail-coverts deep bluish slate ; tail blackish, broadly subterminated with dark dove-blue, and finally tipped with dusky slate ; bill red, the tip white ; legs, iris, and edge round the eye coral-red. Culmen 1.0, wing 8.2, tail 6.2, tarsus 1.2 inch.
Hab. The islands of Teneriffe, Palma, and Gomera (Canaries). Like the preceding species, it inhabits the forests and woods, and is shy and retiring in its habits. It feeds on berries of various kinds, chiefly those of the laurel, and on grain. The nest, which is placed in a laurel or tree heath, is constructed of twigs, lined with finer ones, and the single egg, which is laid in February, March, or April, is pure white, and measures about 1.69 by 1.18.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
890. Columba bollii
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
890
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
644
Common name: 
Bolle’s Pigeon
M_ID: 
4848
M_CN: 
Bolle's Pigeon
M_SN: 
Columba bollii
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10071

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