Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica subsp. robinsoni)

English : Emerald Dove / Bronze-wing Pigeon / Green Dove
Binomial Name : Chalcophaps indica subsp. robinsoni
Sinhala : නීල කොබෙයියා [Neela Kobeyya]
It is a resident breeder of Sri Lanka with brilliant green wings. They feed on fallen fruits and seeds. Even though there are number of subspecies of C. indica in the world, the one who lives in Sri lanka is C.i. subsp. robinsoni.

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