Genus CARPOPHAGA

In Carpophaga the bill is long and slender, depressed and soft at the base, the horny tip being much shorter than the soft basal portion. "Wings long, primaries normal. Tail rather long, rounded at the end. Tarsus short, stout, feathered for half its length; toes stout, very broad beneath. No yellow on the wings ; mantle metallic green ; head, neck, and lower parts grey. Sexes alike.

A large genus, widely distributed in the Oriental and Australian regions. Two species occur within our limits.

Key to the Species.

Mantle bronze-green ; grey parts tinged with pink………………………C. aenea, p. 19. Mantle dark green, not bronzed ; no pink tinge………………………C. insularis, p. 20.

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 CARPOPHAGA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
18
M_ID: 
5693
M_SN: 
Ducula
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1812

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