Osmotreron malabarica

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Osmotreron malabarica
Spp Author: 
Jerdon.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
286
Common name: 
Grey Fronted Green Pigeon
M_ID: 
5447
M_CN: 
Ashy-headed Green Pigeon
M_SN: 
Treron phayrei
Term name: 
id: 
11862

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