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Sri Lankan Wood Pigeon Columba torringtoniae  
Sri Lankan Wood Pigeon
Photographer : © Pathmanath Samaraweera
Location :Peak Wilderness, Sri Lanka
Date : 1 November 2009
English synonyms:Sri Lanka Pigeon, Sri Lanka Woodpigeon, Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon, Sri Lankan Woodpigeon, Ceylon Wood Pigeon, Ceylon Woodpigeon, Ceylon Pigeon, Ceylon Wood-Pigeon, Sri Lanka Wood-Pigeon
Bird Family :Columbidae - Pigeons & Doves
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :I could not resist visiting the peak wilderness again and did so yesterday. Fortunately it did not rain! Last time we saw at least twenty each of the Layard's Parakeet and the Sri Lanka Myna as well as two Ashy-headed Laughingthrush amongst many other species. Yesterday's highlights were about fifteen Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon and well over a hundred Orange-billed (Ceylon Rufous) Babblers. We also heard at least five Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush. - PS