METALLIC PIGEON FACTS
A subspecies of Columba vitiensis used to be found on Lord Howe Island but became extinct there in the 1850s.The adult bird is has an iridescent purple head, dark greyish back, tail and wings, white or pale grey throat patch. Males and females are similar in appearance. Juveniles are duller than adult birds.
The nest is a flimsy structure made from twigs placed in a tree.
The Metallic Pigeon is found on Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa and other south west Pacific islands. The species used to be found on Lord Howe Island, Australia but is now extinct there.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Metallic Pigeon|
Relatives in same Genus
White-headed Pigeon (C. leucomela)
Domestic Pigeon (C. livia)