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Sri Lanka Green Pigeon (Treron pompadora)

Some authorities split the Pompadour Pigeon into various species. As the Sri Lanka birds are the type specimens those birds from Sri Lanka will retain the scientific name T.pompadura.

If universally accepted as a separate species then this would constitute another Sri Lankan endemic.

Certainly it is a large, colourful and impressive fruit pigeon.

Image taken by Tissa Wewa, Sri Lanka.


Re-worked and framed by a friend.

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Taken on July 29, 2009