Toria

(syn. Treron Ϯ Thick-billed Green Pigeon T. curvirostra) Nepalese name Thoria or Thorya for the Thick-billed Green Pigeon (see Romeris); "Genus or Sub-genus - TORIA nobis.  -  THORYA. (quasi Rostratus) of the Nipalese Character.  ...  Its wings are longer than in Goura, shorter than in Columba or Vinago.  ...  With reference to the doubtful attributes of the feet and wings of our bird I have been induced to range it with hesitation amongst the Vinaginæ owing to the extreme power of the bill - certainly a decided, though not, I think, the most decided character of that sub-family. The habits of the species are very similar to those of the small ordinary Doves. It is, however, much rarer and more shy than any of them. It is not very gregarious; adheres to the forests; feeds chiefly on soft fruits, and prefers the trees to the ground  ...  Species new, TORIA NIPALENSIS, Nipalese Toria, Nobis." (Hodgson 1836).   Var. Thoria.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 16 January 2019).