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Yellow-legged Pigeon - BirdForum Opus

Columba pallidiceps


36-38 cm (14¼-15 in)

  • Silvery head
  • Black overall upperparts plumage with green, pink and purple iridescence
  • Slaty black underparts
  • Yellow legs


Bismarck Archipelago and Solomon Islands


This is a monotypic species[1].


Primary forests and forest edges in the lowlands and hills.



They appear to be ground feeders; their diet consisting of fruit and seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)
  3. BirdLife International

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