Columba palumboides (Hume, 1873) - Andaman Wood Pigeon

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Andaman Pigeon.

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


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This uncommon species is also known as the Andaman Pigeon. It is an endemic species that inhabits dense evergreen forests of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It mainly forages on berries and fruits (BirdLife International 2017). 

Conservation Status:   

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species declining, with the current population estimate of 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and other human encroachments. Adult survival is low possibly due to hunting (BirdLife International 2017).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total
BirdLife International 2017. Columba palumboides . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22690201A118217922. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22690201A118217922.en. Accessed on 13 February 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Columba palumboides (Hume, 1873) – Andaman Wood Pigeon. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/columba-palumboides, accessed 2024/06/25.