French: Colombar à double collier German: Bindengrüntaube Spanish: Vinago bicinta
Other common names:
coast south of Tellicherry, India
Subspecies and Distribution
T. b. bicinctus
(Jerdon, 1840) – Indian Subcontinent (Himalayan foothills from Uttarakhand E to Assam, Western Ghats S of Goa, Eastern Ghats and most of E peninsula SE from Madhya Pradesh) E through Myanmar and Thailand (except C) to Laos and S & C Vietnam and S to Peninsular Malaysia.
T. b. leggei
E. J. O. Hartert, 1910 – Sri Lanka.
T. b. domvilii
(Swinhoe, 1870) – Hainan.
T. b. javanus
Robinson & Kloss, 1923 – Java and Bali.
29 cm; 155–194 g. Similar to T. vernans, but slightly larger and heavier-billed; forehead, face and throat greenish yellow, and mauve-pink area on upper breast... read more
A rapid sequence of gurgling notes preceded by a modulated, rising, nasal whistle, with the... read more
Forest, second growth and plantations. Primarily in coastal regions, probably including mangroves,... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on a variety of fruits and berries, including figs, guavas, banyan, cinammon berries, lantana berries and wild palm fruit. Will... read more
In India, reported Mar–Sept, with peak Apr–Jun; in Sri Lanka, all year round, with peak in Dec; only nesting records in Java... read more
Resident, with local seasonal movements in response to food availability. No nocturnal records from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Race javana has declined and is now considered rare; indeed, species only rediscovered on Java in 1988, where it is apparently the commonest... read more
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