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Speckled wood pigeon

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.


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

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)

Distribution map of Speckled wood pigeon, Columba hodgsonii in Thailand

Range map of Columba hodgsonii in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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