Pompadour Green Pigeon (Biological Name - Treron pompadora)
This handsome pigeon is by far the most common of the Green Pigeons of the island and occur most throughout the low country and in the ascending the hills to about 1000 meters (occasionally even higher). It inhabits forest, well-wooded cultivation and home gardens. This pigeon is arboreal, lives in small flocks and moves about a good deal. The female lacks the maroon on the back and shoulders.
The Sri Lanka green pigeon usually occurs singly or in small groups. Its flight is fast and direct, with the regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings that are characteristic of pigeons in general. It eats the seeds and fruits of a wide variety of plants. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays two white eggs.
Though it is a common sight in the island, the Pompadour Green Pigeon is endemic and cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.
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