This volume is dedicated to the field identification of pigeons and doves, and it incorporates much recent information on the family. Pigeons and doves are a large family of birds occurring throughout the world. Many species are specialist frugivores, while others feed on seeds. Most are arboral and the tropical species in particular are often brightly coloured. The family includes gregarious migratory species, as well as shy, ground-dwelling forms such as the exotic crowned pigeons of New Guinea.qThroat and breast-shield pale buff contrasting with the chocolate-brown abdomen . ... a notice- ably smaller dove with a relatively shorter tail, easily identified if views are good by the bronzy-green upperparts and slaty-grey head and breast. ... Ramos Island a#39;is covered with dense vegetation... but fairly open so that travel is not too difficulta#39; (Drowne ms). ... There have been no records since 1927 ( Diamond 1987) and local people on Makira and Malaita do not seem to know the species.
|Title||:||Pigeons and Doves|
|Publisher||:||Bloomsbury Publishing - 2010-07-30|