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Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon - BirdForum Opus

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Alternative name: Ceylon Wood-Pigeon

Columba torringtoniae
Photo by Tanager
Location: Sinharaja Reserve, Sri Lanka


36 cm in length. Its upperparts and tail are dark grey, and the head and underparts are lilac, becoming paler on the belly. There is a black-and-white chessboard pattern on the nape.


Sri Lanka.


The scientific name is sometimes also spelled torringtoni.


Mountain areas, damp evergreen woodland.


It builds a stick nest in a tree and laying 1 white egg.

The diet includes vegetation.

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