Genus DUCULA

This differs from Carpophaga in having the inner primaries obliquely truncated at the end so that the outer web projects beyond the shaft, in the tail being somewhat longer with a broad pale band at the end, and in the absence of any green on the back, wings, and tail, which are rufous-brown in the Indian species.

Five species are known, of which three (perhaps four) occur within Indian limits. They are hill birds, Jiving in forests at considerable elevations, but otherwise they resemble Carpophaga in habits.

Key to the Species.

a. Breast and abdomen pale ashy grey.
a1. Crown and hind neck lilac………………………D, insignis, p. 21.
b1. Crown french-grey, hind neck lilac………………………D. griseicapilla, p. 22.
b. Breast and abdomen lilac………………………D. cuprea, p. 22.

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 DUCULA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
20
M_ID: 
5693
M_SN: 
Ducula
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1815

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