Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Pompadour Green-pigeon (Treron pompadora) - HBW 4, p. 195

French: Colombar pompadour German: Pompadourtaube Spanish: Vinago de Pompadour
Other common names: Grey-fronted/Ashy-headed/Andaman Green-pigeon; Pompadour Pigeon

Taxonomy: Columba Pompadora J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Sri Lanka.
Closely related to T. curvirostra; these two species are associated, and both have large number of island forms; species limits in this whole complex have been discussed by a number of authorities, but remain uncertain; present species has at times been considered to include any or all of T. griseicauda, T. floris, T. teysmannii and T. psittacea as races. Races chloroptera, axillaris and aromatica sometimes considered megasubspecies. Numerous other races have been described, many based on minor differences. Eight subspecies currently rec.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Columba Pompadora J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Sri Lanka.
Closely related to T. curvirostra; these two species are associated, and both have large number of island forms; species limits in this whole complex have been discussed by a number of authorities, but remain uncertain; present species has at times been considered to include any or all of T. griseicauda, T. floris, T. teysmannii and T. psittacea as races. Races chloroptera, axillaris and aromatica sometimes considered megasubspecies. Numerous other races have been described, many based on minor differences. Eight subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • pompadora (J. F. Gmelin, 1789) - Indian Subcontinent (Himalayan foothills of Uttar Pradesh S to Western Ghats and Kerala, and E to Assam) and Sri Lanka.
  • chloroptera Blyth, 1846 - Andaman and Nicobar Is.
  • phayrei (Blyth, 1862) - Myanmar through SW China (S Yunnan) and Thailand to Laos and S Vietnam (Cochinchina).

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  • pompadora (J. F. Gmelin, 1789) - Indian Subcontinent (Himalayan foothills of Uttar Pradesh S to Western Ghats and Kerala, and E to Assam) and Sri Lanka.
  • chloroptera Blyth, 1846 - Andaman and Nicobar Is.
  • phayrei (Blyth, 1862) - Myanmar through SW China (S Yunnan) and Thailand to Laos and S Vietnam (Cochinchina).
  • amadoni Parkes, 1965 - N Luzon (N Philippines).
  • axillaris (Bonaparte, 1855) - S Luzon, Polillo, Alabat, Catanduanes, Lubang and Mindoro (N Philippines).
  • canescens Parkes, 1965 - Mandate S to Mindanao and Basilan (E Philippines).
  • everetti (Rothschild, 1894) - Sulu Archipelago.
  • aromatica (J. F. Gmelin, 1789) - islands in Flores Sea (Tanahjampea, Kalao, Kalaotoa) and S Moluccas (Buru).