Metallic Pigeon

Columba vitiensis - Pigeon à gorge blanche

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Columbiformes

  • Family
    :

    Columbidés

  • Genus
    :

    Columba

  • Species
    :

    vitiensis

Descriptor

Quoy Gaimard, 1832

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 41 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 268 à 511 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Pigeon à gorge blanche
immature
Pigeon à gorge blanche
adult

Metallic Pigeon (Columba vitiensis) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family.

Subspecific information 9 subspecies

  • Columba vitiensis vitiensis (Fiji Is.)
  • Columba vitiensis griseogularis (Philippines, Sulu Arch., islands off e Borneo)
  • Columba vitiensis anthracina (Palawan, islands off n Borneo)
  • Columba vitiensis metallica (Lesser Sundas)
  • Columba vitiensis halmaheira (Banggai, Sulas, Kai, Moluccas to New Guinea and the Solomon Is.)
  • Columba vitiensis leopoldi (Vanuatu)
  • Columba vitiensis hypoenochroa (New Caledonia, Isle of Pines and Loyalty Is.)
  • Columba vitiensis godmanae (Lord Howe I.)
  • Columba vitiensis castaneiceps (w Samoa)

Foreign names

  • Pigeon à gorge blanche,
  • Paloma gorjiblanca,
  • Weißkehltaube,
  • fémfényű galamb,
  • Witkeelduif,
  • Piccione metallico,
  • vitstrupig duva,
  • Hvitstrupedue,
  • holub bledohrdlý,
  • holub bělolící,
  • Hvidstrubet Due,
  • valkokurkkukyyhky,
  • colom golablanc,
  • gołąb białogardły,
  • Белогорлый голубь,
  • Merpati hutan-metalik,
  • アカメカラスバト,
  • 白喉林鸽,
  • 白喉林鴿,

Voice song and cries

Pigeon à gorge blanche
adult

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Plantations, Rural Gardens, Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

Geographic range

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

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published: - Updated: 13-09-2011
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