Metallic Wood Pigeon

Name: 
(Balud)
Columba vitiensis griseogularis

This pigeon is called metallic because of its color. The feathers in the belly are grey glossed with metallic purple and its wings are blackish grey glossed with metallic green of metallic purple. These metallic colors change with the angle of the light. This gives this pigeon a metallic sheen.

This is the only all dark pigeon in the Philippines. Although widespread in Southeast Asia, it is common in the northern most islands of the Philippines but is seemingly uncommon elsewhere. It is found alone, in pairs, or may gather in large numbers in fruiting trees in forest and forest edges. It will also travel widely to reach these fruiting trees.

Conservation Status: 
LEAST CONCERN
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