1272. Crocopus chlorogaster.
The Southern Green Pigeon.
Vinago chlorigaster, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xii, p. 167 note (1843). Treron jerdoni, Strickland, A. M. N. H. xiii, p. 38 (1844). Treron chlorigaster, Blyth, Cat. p. 229; Layard, A. M. N. H. (2) xiv, p. 57. Crocopus chlorogaster, Bonap. Consp. Av. ii, p. 12; Salvadori, Cat. B. M. xxi, p. 30. Crocopus chlorigaster, Jerdon, B. I. iii, p. 448; Blanford, J. A. S. B. xxxviii, pt. 2, p. 187; Adam, S. P. i, p. 390; Butler, S. F. iv, p. 2; ix, p. 419; Murray, S. F. vii, p. 113; Ball, ibid. p. 224; Hume, Cat. no. 773; Vidal, S. F. ix, p. 73; Legge, Birds Ceyl. p. 722; Beid, S. F. x, p. 58; Davidson, ibid. p. 314; Davison, ibid. p. 406; Barnes, Birds Bom. p. 285; id. Jour. Bom. N. H. Soc. v, p. 328 ; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. ii, p. 372.
Harial, H.; Pacha guwa, Tel.; Pacha pora, Tam.
Coloration. as in C. phoenicopterus, except that the breast and abdomen are greenish yellow like the chin and throat, the lower abdomen becoming quite yellow, and there is a greenish wash on the wing-lining. In typical specimens, too, there is no green on the forehead or tail, both being grey, or there is a slight yellowish tinge on the forehead only. But, as already pointed out, many birds, especially in Northern India, are intermediate in Coloration between this and the preceding species.
Distribution. Throughout the Peninsula of India and Ceylon. To the northward this species extends through Eastern Rajputana, the Eastern Punjab, the N. W. Provinces, and Oudh, to the base of the Himalayas, but is not found in Sind (a reported occurrence at Jacobabad is open to doubt) nor the desert region generally. The measurements and habits are identical with those of C. phoenicopterus.