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Species of Thailand

Speckled wood pigeon

In Thai: นกพิราบป่าอกลาย, nok phiraab paa ok lai

Binomial name: Columba hodgsonii, Nicholas Aylward Vigors, 1832

The speckled wood pigeon (Columba hodgsonii) is a medium-sized pigeon of the Columbidae family which lives in the northeastern parts of India and Pakistan and the Himalayas.

Description

The upper body of the speckled wood pigeon is maroon-brown except for its neck, which, like many pigeons, is iridescent. Its lower body features the speckles which give it its name. The bird is 38 centimeters in length.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Columbiformes
Family
Columbidae
Genus
Columba
Species
Columba hodgsonii

Common names

  • English:
    • Speckled woodpigeon
    • Speckled wood pigeon
    • Speckled wood-pigeon
  • Thai: นกพิราบป่าอกลาย, nok phiraab paa ok lai

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Speckled wood pigeon, Columba hodgsonii in Thailand
Range map of Columba hodgsonii in Thailand