Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Silvery Pigeon (Columba argentina) - HBW 4, p. 120

French: Pigeon argenté German: Silbertaube Spanish: Paloma Plateada
Other common names: Silver Pigeon, Silvery/Grey Woodpigeon

Taxonomy: Columba argentina Bonaparte, 1855, Malaysia and Borneo.
Probably related to C. pulchricollis and allied species, possibly including C. punicea. Monotypic.

Distribution: Simeulue and Mentawai Is (Sipura, South Pagai); Riau (Karimun Besar, Batam, Bintan) and Lingga (Saya) Archipelagos; Anambas Is, North Natunas and Karimata Is (off W Borneo). Exceptionally recorded in lowlands of mainland Borneo and possibly Sumatra. Formerly also on Burong I (Malaysia), where now extinct.

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