(1827) Crocopus phoenicopterus viridifrons.
THE BURMESE GREEN PIGEON.
Treron viridifrons Blyth, J.A.S.B., xiv, pt. 2 p. 849 (1845) (Tenasserim). Crocopus phoenicopterus. Blanf. & Oates. iv, p. 5 (part.).
Vernacular names. Ngu Bommadi (Burmese); Daorep gadeba (Cachari); Inruigu (Naga).
Description. Similar to the preceding bird but with the yellow of the forehead more extensive and brighter; the cheeks and ear-coverts also more yellow and less grey; the rump is more grey, contrasting more strongly with the yellow base to the tail.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the preceding bird.
Distribution. Prom Chittagong and Manipur on the West, throughout Burma as far South as Moulmein and East into Siam, where it grades into C. p. annamensis of Annam and Cochin China.
Nidification. Exactly like that of the Bengal Green Pigeon. Twenty-four eggs average 31.8 x 23.8 mm. Oates and Bingham found this Pigeon breeding in Pegu in March and April and Harington took eggs in upper Burma in the latter month. A native collector working for me took numerous nests in Pegu during June.
Habits. This; like the Bengal race, is a bird of the plains and lower hills up to about 2,000 feet, keeping to open well-wooded country. In all other respects its habits, voice, flight, etc., are identical with those of that bird.