Crocopus phoenicopterus

Crocopus phoenicopterus. Lath.

772. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 447 ; Butler, Guzerat ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 2.

THE BENGAL GREEN PIGEON.

Length, 12.5 ; expanse, 22 ; wing, 7.5 ; tail, 5 ; bill at front, 0.8.

Bill whitish ; irides carmine, with an outer ring of smalt-blue; feet deep-yellow.

Top of the head, and sides of the base of the neck, (forming a demi-collar) ash-grey, contrasting with the yellow-green of the back of the neck ; a green tinge on the forehead ; the rest of the plumage green; shoulders of the wing lilac in the male, and with a trace of the same in the female ; the greater-coverts margined with pale-yellow, forming an oblique bar across the wing; the terminal two-fifths of the tail ash-grey above, deeply tinged with green, albescent beneath, with the medial portion blackish ; beneath, the neck and breast are bright yellow-green, with a shade of fulvous, and the abdominal region ash-grey; the lower belly generally more or less mixed with green, but bright yellow in the middle, as are the tibial feathers ; vent mingled white and green ; under tail-coverts dull vinous-maroon, with white tips, inclining to greenish in the female.

The Bengal Green Pigeon has only doubtfully been recorded from Mount Aboo. It does not occur elsewhere within our limits.

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: 
Crocopus phoenicopterus
Spp Author: 
Lath.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
285
Common name: 
Bengal Green Pigeon
M_ID: 
5479
M_CN: 
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon
M_SN: 
Treron phoenicopterus
id: 
11859

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