894. Columba ianthina

894. JAPANESE DOVE.
COLUMBA IANTHINA.
Columba ianthina (Temm.), Pl. Col. 503 (1830) ; (Seebohm), B. Jap. Emp. p. 165 ; Salvadori, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxi. p. 310.
Karasu-bato, Jap.
Male ad. (Japan). General colour slaty black, the crown, back, rump, and wing-coverts glossed with metallic purple, the neck, fore part of back and breast with metallic green ; under parts paler and more slaty blue than the upper parts ; bill dark bluish ; legs reddish ; iris brown. Culmen 1.0, wing 9.4, tail 7.0, tarsus 1.2 inch. Female similar but duller.
Hab. Japan and Loo-Choo Islands.
I do not find anything on record respecting the habits of the present species. It is said to nest in trees about five feet from the ground, and in May deposits 2 white eggs.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
894. Columba ianthina
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
894
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
646
Common name: 
Japanese Dove
M_ID: 
4863
M_CN: 
Japanese Wood Pigeon
M_SN: 
Columba janthina
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10423

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