Osmotreron malabarica, Jerdon.
775. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 450 ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 419.
THE GREY-FRONTED GREEN PIGEON.
Length, 10.5 ; expanse, 18 ; wing, 5.75 ; tail, 4.
Bill glaucous-green ; irides red, with an outer circle of blue ; legs pinky-red.
Male : forehead pale ashy, or whitish-grey ; mantle and wing-coverts maroon ; the rest of the upper parts, with the lores, eyebrow, face, and' ear-coverts, green ; wing-coverts broadly edged with bright yellow, and wing feathers more or less edged with the same ; tail green at the base, broadly tipped with ashy-white, and with a medial dark band, and the outermost feathers more or less marked with deep ashy on the inner webs ; beneath green, yellowish on the throat and neck, and mixed with pale-yellow on the vent and thigh-coverts ; under tail-coverts cinnamon.
The female differs in wanting the maroon color, and in the under tail-coverts being mingled ashy and white.
The Grey-fronted Green Pigeon occurs sparingly all along the Sahyadri Range as far north as Khandalla, extending also to the well-wooded tracts of Ratnagari.