White-throated Pigeon

The adult has an iridescent purple and green crown, black wing and uppertail coverts, yellowish red iris, yellow bill, red orbital skin, white or grey chin and ear coverts, and purplish feet. It has a dull chestnut or glossed purple green below, depends on subspecies. The nominate form C. v. vitiensis from Fiji has a dull underparts, while subspecies C. v. halmaheira of Maluku Islands has the most iridescent plumage. Both sexes are similar. The young is duller than adult.

The White-throated Pigeon is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

White-throated Pigeon, White-throated Wood-Pigeon Spanish: Paloma de Garganta Blanca, Paloma Gorgiblanca Estonian: manisktuvi Finnish: Valkokurkkukyyhky French: Pigeon à gorge blanche Indonesian: Merpatihutan Metalik Italian: Colomba gola bianca, Piccione metallico Japanese: akamekarasubato Japanese: アカメカラスバト Latin: Columba vitiensis Malay: Merpati Kayu Dutch: Witkeelduif Polish: golab bialogardly, gołąb białogardły Slovak: holub bledohrdlý Avibase has been visited 75430890 times since 24 June 2003. More

white-throated pigeon (Columba vitiensis) I have found only a single, vague reference to a possible terres- trial nest. According to Mayr (Birds of the Southwest Pacific, p. 65, 1945) this species builds a nest of sticks ten to 20 feet above the ground in fairly heavy timber. T. L. Macmillan (field notes, Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist.) made the same observation regarding the nest of the race hypoenochroa Gould on the Loyalty Islands of Uvea, Lifu and Mare. More

White-throated Pigeon, grey-throated Pigeon (the duller races) More

The Lord Howe White-throated Pigeon is extinct Lord Howe Island, with its adjacent islets, is an important breeding site for several kinds of seabirds. They include the Providence Petrel, for which the island was its only breeding location for many years after the breeding colony on Norfolk Island was exterminated in the late 19th century. The Kermadec Petrel was discovered as a breeder on Mount Gower in 1914 by Roy Bell while collecting specimens for Gregory Mathews. More

AKA: White-throated Pigeon, Grey-throated Pigeon ©Crimson Lam Columba vitiensis halmaheira © Eric Patdu Philippine race - Columba vitiensis griseogularis © Eric Patdu Philippine race - Columba vitiensis griseogularis © Eric Patdu Philippine race - Columba vitiensis griseogularis Description: (Bonaparte 1854) Length 37 cm. More

White-throated Pigeon Columba vitiensis Sipadan Island, Sabah Easiest to see on small islands, but not confined to them - large flocks are sometimes found, for example, in the mountains of Mindanao in the Philippines. More

Lord Howe White-throated Pigeon (Columba vitiensis godmanae) = * last observed in 1788 by T. More

* Metallic Pigeon or White-throated Pigeon, Columba vitiensis * White-headed Pigeon, Columba leucomela * Yellow-legged Pigeon, Columba pallidiceps * White-crowned Pigeon, Columba leucocephala * Scaly-naped Pigeon, Columba squamosa * Scaled Pigeon, Columba speciosa * Picazuro Pigeon, Columba picazuro * Bare-eyed Pigeon, Columba corensis * Spot-winged Pigeon, Columba maculosa More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Columba
Species : vitiensis
Authority : Quoy & Gaimard, 1830