Genus ALSOCOMUS

Genus ALSOCOMUS.

Alsocomus (Tickell), Blyth, J. A. S. B., xi, pt. 1, p. 461 (1842).

Type, Alsocomus puniceus Tickell.

The present genus is often included in the genus Columba, from which, however, it differs so extremely in colour that it seems desirable to keep it apart. Wings, taxi and bill are as Columba but it has no neck-patch as in some of the species of that genus nor has it the strong gloss on the neck present in those species which have no wing-patch. Prom Ianthaenas it differs in having no naked space through the lores.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Genus ALSOCOMUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
231
M_ID: 
4814
M_SN: 
Columba
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4537

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