French: Colombar des Philippines German: Philippinen-Pompadourtaube Spanish: Vinago axilar
no locality = Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
T. a. amadoni
Parkes, 1965 – N Luzon (N Philippines).
T. a. axillaris
(Bonaparte, 1855) – S Luzon, Polillo, Alabat, Catanduanes, Lubang and Mindoro (N Philippines).
T. a. canescens
Parkes, 1965 – Burias and Tablas S to Mindanao and Basilan (C, E & S Philippines).
T. a. everetti
(Rothschild, 1894) – Sulu Archipelago.
c. 28 cm; 108·2–240·7 g (amadoni), 176·6–219·4 g (axillaris), 165·3–257·1 g (canescens). Medium-large green-pigeon. Male nominate race has forehead... read more
Produces a mournful “coo”; also a series of modulated, mellow whistles.
Occurs in primary and secondary evergreen forest and forest patches, from lowlands up to c. 1000 m. read more
Food and feeding
Frugivorous, but nothing published concerning dietary specifics. Arboreal; large flocks may gather at fruiting trees in Sept–Jan, in... read more
Mainly reported in May–Jun, but female collected on Luzon in Apr had an egg ready to be laid. Nest a flimsy platform of sticks placed on... read more
Performs altitudinal movements, largely in response to fruiting periods of higher-altitude and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Extensive range (estimated at 275,000 km²), but overall estimate of population lacking, though thought to be declining. Subject to... read more
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