French: Pigeon cendré German: Himalajataube Spanish: Paloma cenicienta
Other common names: Ashy Pigeon
Closely related to C. elphinstonii and C. torringtoniae. Monotypic.
31–36 cm; 330 g. Head bluish grey merging into white throat; broad neck collar, wider at back and narrowing at sides, consisting of black feathers with shiny buff or... read more
Advertising call a repeated single, emphatic, low-pitched hoot, “whooh....whooh....whooh...” (each... read more
A forest species inhabiting mixed deciduous and evergreen forests of oak, chestnut and... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly frugivorous and arboreal; also feeds on seeds and grain, acorns, cardamon berries and small snails. Feeds as individuals, pairs, or... read more
Known to breed May–Aug. Untidy nest of twigs placed fairly low in tree; said by one observer to be lined with some feathers. Typical... read more
Known to be a wanderer, following good fruit crops. Possibly undertakes altitudinal movements, but... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Limited information available, but species appears to be rare and secretive throughout its mostly rather remote range. Threatened by deforestation in... read more
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