Pale-capped Pigeon (Columba punicea) - HBW 4, p. 120
French: Pigeon marron
Spanish: Paloma Purpúrea
Other common names: Chestnut/Purple Pigeon, Red Woodpigeon
Taxonomy: Columba (Alsocomus) puniceus Blyth, 1842, Chyebassa.
Related to the C. elphinstonii superspecies, and perhaps also allied to C. argentina. Monotypic.
Distribution: S Tibet and E India (W to E Madhya Pradesh) through Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand to Hainan, S Laos and C & S Vietnam (Annam, Cochinchina).
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