1277. Osmotreron fulvicollis

1277. Osmotreron fulvicollis.

The Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon.

Columba fulvicollis, Wagl. Syst. Av., Columba, sp. 8 (1827). Osmotreron fulvicollis, Bonap. Consp. As. ii, p. 14; Hume, S. F. iv, p. 224; id. Cat. no. 770 bis; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 413 Oates, B. B. ii, p. 311; Salvadori, Cat. B. M. xxi, p. 52.

Coloration. Male. Head and neck all round bright cinnamon-red, becoming maroon on the upper back and smaller wing-coverts ; middle wing-coverts partly olive, partly, like the greater coverts and quills, black ; scapulars and last tertiaries olive, median and greater coverts and some tertiaries more broadly, secondaries more narrowly, bordered with yellow outside, primaries with a linear whitish edge; rump greenish slaty ; upper tail-coverts, middle tail-feathers and part of next pair green-olive ; all the outer tail-feathers black with broad pale grey tips, over half an inch wide on the outer feathers ; breast ochreous with an olive tinge ; abdomen olive, the feathers tipped with yellow on the lower flanks and near the vent; tibial coverts pure yellow; flanks and wing-lining slaty grey, under tail-coverts pale cinnamon.

In the female the crown is dark slaty grey, the rest of the upper plumage olive-green ; lower plumage lighter and yellower green ; feathers of the lower flanks dark green with whitish edges ; vent and tibial coverts bright yellow as in the male ; lower tail-coverts whitish, dark green towards the base.

Upper mandible to just beyond nostril and lower mandible to angle of genys deep red in males, dull red in females, rest of bill white in both sexes, tinged with greenish blue; irides in the male buffy pink, in the female with an outer ring of pink and an inner one of ultramarine-blue ; orbital skin plumbeous-green, and edges of eyelids orange in both sexes; legs and feet purplish pink in the male, lake-pink in the female ; claws dead white (Davison).

Length about 10.5; tail 3.6 ; wing 6; tarsus .8: bill from gape .8. Females are rather smaller.

Distribution. A winter visitor to the extreme south of Tenasserim, where this pigeon was obtained by Mr. Davison near Bankasoon in December and January. It ranges through Cochin China, the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago to the Philippines and Celebes.

The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
1277. Osmotreron fulvicollis
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Cinnamon Headed Green Pigeon
Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon
Treron fulvicollis
Vol. 4
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