(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.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 14 December 2018).