Friday, May 30, 2014

SRI LANKA ~Orange-breasted green pigeons-Yala National Park ~

Beautiful birds at Yala National Park...Thanks once again for 3 marvellous postcards ^__^ Ravindra!!

 With lovely stamps:
Featuring  the Buddhist festival of Vesak.
(Issued 12-05-2014)
Photo ©Rukshan Jayewardene
The Orange-breasted Green Pigeon is a pigeon found across tropical Asia south of the Himalaya across the Indian Subcontinent and extending into parts of Southeast Asia.

Like other green pigeons, it feeds mainly on small fruit. They may be found in pairs or in small flocks, foraging quietly and moving slowly on trees. The nape is blue-grey and the crown is yellowish green.

The male has a pinkish band on the upper breast with a broader orange one below while the female has a bright yellow breast.

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