(syn. Columba Ϯ Pale-capped Pigeon C. punicea) Gr. αλσοκομος alsokomos keeper of a grove < αλσος alsos, αλσεος alseos grove; κομεω komeō to take care of (cf. κομμωσις kommōsis embellishment); "C. (Alsocomus) puniceus, Tickell ... A splendid species of Dove, allied to the last [Columba Javanica], and also nearly related, it would seem, to the Javanese C. lacernulata of Temminck" (Tickell 1842). Var. Alsaecomus, Alsecomus, Alsoecomus.