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Andaman Wood Pigeon - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Wintibird
Chiriya Tapu, Andamans, India, December 2011
Columba palumboides


36–41 cm

  • Silver-grey head and neck
  • Grey (with greenish gloss) on upper mantle
  • Pale grey breast
  • Black upperparts


Asia: found in the Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands, India.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dense forest and forest edges.



The diet includes fruit, particularly figs, also berries.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BirdLife International
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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