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Alternative name: Bonin Wood Pigeon

Columba versicolor


45 cm

  • Grey-black iridescent upperparts
  • Green-purple iridescent crown
  • Purple-turquouse iridescent mantle to rump
  • Green-violet iridescent breast and belly
  • Dark blue iris
  • Green-yellow, pale tipped bill
  • Dark red legs and feet


Formerly Bonin Island (Japan). Last reported 1889.


This is a monotypic species[1].




  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Wikipedia

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