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Common emerald dove (Chalcophaps indica)

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The common emerald dove, Asian emerald dove, or grey-capped emerald dove (Chalcophaps indica) is a pigeon which is a widespread resident breeding bird in the tropical and sub-tropical parts of the Indian Subcontinent and east through Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, the Sakishima Islands of Japan and Indonesia. The dove is also known by the names of green dove and green-winged pigeon. The common emerald dove is the state bird of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


I photographed this bird in Vogelpark Avifauna (English: Avifauna Bird Park), which was the first dedicated bird park in the world.


Submitted: 08/07/2019

Accepted: 08/07/2019

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Taken on July 6, 2019