Japanese Wood Pigeon

Columba janthina - Pigeon violet

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Columbiformes

  • Family
    :

    Columbidés

  • Genus
    :

    Columba

  • Species
    :

    janthina

Descriptor

Temminck, 1830

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 44 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : -
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Pigeon violet
adult

Japanese Wood Pigeon (Columba janthina) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family.

Subspecific information 3 subspecies

  • Columba janthina janthina (Tsushima and s Japan to Izu Is. and Ryukyu Is.)
  • Columba janthina nitens (Ogasawara. Bonin Is.. and Iwo Is. (Volcano Is.))
  • Columba janthina stejnegeri (Yaeyama Is.. Ryukyu Is., Japan.)

Foreign names

  • Pigeon violet,
  • Paloma Japonesa,
  • Veilchentaube,
  • japán galamb,
  • Zwarte Houtduif,
  • Colombaccio del Giappone,
  • Svartduva,
  • Mikadodue,
  • holub tmavokrídly,
  • holub černý,
  • Japandue,
  • japaninkyyhky,
  • colom del Japó,
  • Moldardúfa,
  • gołąb czarny,
  • Japānas balodis,
  • Японский вяхирь,
  • カラスバト,
  • 黑林鸽,
  • 黑林鴿,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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