Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Nilgiri Woodpigeon (Columba elphinstonii) - HBW 4, p. 119

French: Pigeon d'Elphinstone German: Nilgiritaube Spanish: Paloma de los Nilgiris
Other common names: Spotted Woodpigeon

Taxonomy: Ptilinopus Elphinstonii Sykes, 1833, the Ghats of Deccan, India.
Forms a superspecies with C. pulchricollis and C. torringtoni. Monotypic.

Distribution: Western Ghats of SW India, from S Maharashtra to Kerala and W Tamil Nadu.

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