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Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Common Emerald Dove, Green-winged Dove, Green-backed Dove, Green Dove, Common Emerald-Dove, Indian Emerald Dove, Indian Emerald-Dove, Pacific Emerald Dove, Pacific Emerald-Dove, Norfolk Island Ground-Dove, Lilac-mantled Pigeon, Long-billed Pigeon, Little Green Pigeon, Little Green-winged Pigeon
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Julatten, Queensland, Australia - Date unknown © Hans&Judy Beste  Julatten, Queensland, Australia - 1980 © Hans&Judy Beste  Julatten, Queensland, Australia - 1984 © Hans&Judy Beste  Julatten, Queensland, Australia - 1980 © Hans&Judy Beste  Julatten, Queensland, Australia - 1980 © Hans&Judy Beste 
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India, se. Asia and Australasian region;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Indian Subcontinent (Kashmir e. to Arunachal Pradesh and s. to Kerala) to s. China (se. Szechwan, Yunnan, Kwangsi and Hainan Is.), s. Taiwan (Lan Yu Is.) and s. Ryukyu Is., s. Taiwan s. through Malaysia (Frasers Hill) and e. Asia to the Philippines, Moluccas, Greater Sundas (Sumtra, Java and Borneo) and w. Lesser Sundas e. to Alor and Sumba.
(2) Sri Lanka.
(3) Christmas Is.
(4) Is. off nw. New Guinea (Numfor, Biak, Mios Num and Manam Is.).
(5) Andaman Is.
(6) Nicobar Is.
(7) E. New Guinea (w. to the Sepik River and Oriomo River), D'Entrecasteauz and Louisiade Archipelago, Trobriand Is. and Woodlark Is. and e. Australia (e. Queensland (Julatten) s. to the Shoalhaven River, e. New South Wales).
(8) E. Lesser Sundas (Wetar and Timor), Kai and Aru Is. and n. Australia (n. Western Australia (Kimberleys) and ex. n. Northern Territory e. to Melville Is.).
(9) Santa Cruz Is., Vanuatu, Banks Is. and New Caledonia.
Formerly on Norfolk Is.
Introduced to Lord Howe Is.?


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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