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Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon

Columba elphinstonii (Sykes, 1832)

The Nilgiri Wood Pigeon (Columba elphinstonii) is large pigeon found in the moist deciduous forests and sholas of the Western Ghats in southwestern India. They are mainly frugivorous and forage in the canopy of dense hill forests. They are best identified in the field by their large size, dark colours and the distinctive checkerboard pattern on their nape. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Columbiformes
Family:
  Columbidae
Genus:
  Columba

Scientific:
  Columba elphinstonii

Citation:
  (Sykes, 1832)

Reference:
  PZS Pt2 no.23 p.149

Protonym:
  Ptilinopus Elphinstonii

Avibase ID:
  5813ADBEB25F162F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/5813ADBE

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555618


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Columba elphinstonii: SW India (Western Ghats)
English:
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon
Czech:
holub nilgirský
German:
Nilgiritaube
Danish:
Nilgiridue
Spanish:
Paloma de los Nilgiris
Finnish:
nilgirinkyyhky
French:
Pigeon d'Elphinstone
Italian:
Colombaccio delle Nilgiri
Japanese:
kanokomoribato
Japanese:
カノコモリバト
Dutch:
Nilgirihoutduif
Norwegian:
Nilgiridue
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Nilgiridue
Polish:
golab brazowogrzbiety
Russian:
Нильгирийский голубь
Slovak:
holub hnedochrbtý
Swedish:
nilgiriduva
Ukrainian:
Голуб нільгирійський
Chinese:
灰头林鸽


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Nilgiri Wood-pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Nilgiri Wood-pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Nilgiri Wood-pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Nilgiri Wood-pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Nilgiri Wood-pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Nilgiri Wood-pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Nilgiri Wood-pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Nilgiri Wood-pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Nilgiri Wood-pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pigeon d'Elphinstone ( Columba elphinstonii)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pigeon d'Elphinstone ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 1st edition:
Nilgiri Wood Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 3rd edition:
Nilgiri Wood Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 4th edition:
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 6th edition:
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements, version 2015:
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements, version 2016:
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements, version 2017:
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Clements, version 2018:
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
eBird version 1.50:
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
eBird version 1.52:
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
eBird version 2015:
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
eBird version 2016:
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
eBird version 2017:
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
eBird version 2018:
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Nilgiri Wood Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Nilgiri Wood Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Nilgiri Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Nilgiri Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Nilgiri Woodpigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Nilgiri Wood Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Nilgiri Wood Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Oriental Bird Club:
Nilgiri Wood Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
James Lee Peters:
Columba elphinstonii
James Lee Peters (original):
Columba elphinstonii
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Columba elphinstonii
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon ( Columba elphinstonii)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Columba elphinstonii
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Columba elphinstonii

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Colom de les muntanyes Nilgiri
Czech: Holub nilgirský
Danish: Nilgiridue
German: Nilgiritaube
English: Nilgiri Pigeon, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Nilgiri Woodpigeon, Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon
English (IOC): Nilgiri Wood Pigeon
Spanish: Paloma de los Nilgiris, Paloma de Nilgiris
Spanish (Spain): Paloma de los Nilgiris
Spanish (HBW): Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon
Estonian: ghati tuvi
Finnish: Nilgirinkyyhky
French: Pigeon d’Elphinstone, Pigeon d'Elphinstone
Hungarian: nilgiri galamb
Italian: Colombaccio delle Nilgiri, Colombaccio di Nilgiri
Japanese: kanokomoribato
Japanese: カノコモリバト
Scientific: Columba elphinstonii, Ptilinopus Elphinstonii
Lithuanian: Nilgirinis karvelis
Malayalam: മരപ്രാവ്, മരപ്രാവ് 
Dutch: Nilgirihoutduif, Nilgiri-houtduif
Norwegian Nynorsk: Nilgiridue
Norwegian: Nilgiridue
Polish: golab brazowogrzbiety, gołąb brązowogrzbiety
Russian: Нильгирийский голубь
Slovak: holub hnedochrbtý
Serbian: Nilgiri šumski golub
Swedish: Nilgiriduva
Tamil: Nilagiri Kattu Pura
Ukrainian: Голуб нільгирійський
Chinese: 灰头林鸽
Chinese (Traditional): 灰頭林鴿

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