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Columba punicea (Pale-capped Pigeon)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Pale-capped Pigeon (Columba punicea) also known as the Purple Wood Pigeon is a species of large pigeon that is found patchily distributed in parts of South and Southeast Asia. It has a slow flight and spends a lot of time sitting still in the foliage of large fruiting trees, often in riverine forest on the plains. It is mainly brown above and chestnut below with the a sheen of green or amethyst.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
7
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
70
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.85347
EDGE Score: 4.69734

Attributes

Clutch Size [1]  1

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Brahmaputra Valley semi-evergreen forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Indochina dry forests Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Chao Phraya freshwater swamp forests Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Chhota-Nagpur dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Eastern highlands moist deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Hainan Island monsoon rain forests China Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Indochina mangroves Thailand, Cambodia, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Irrawaddy dry forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Irrawaddy freshwater swamp forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Irrawaddy moist deciduous forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Kayah-Karen montane rain forests Myanmar, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Meghalaya subtropical forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mizoram-Manipur-Kachin rain forests Myanmar, India, Bangladesh Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Myanmar Coast mangroves India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand Indo-Malayan Mangroves  
Myanmar coastal rain forests Myanmar, Bangladesh Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Annamites rain forests Laos, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Northern Indochina subtropical forests China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Vietnam lowland rain forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Red River freshwater swamp forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
South China-Vietnam subtropical evergreen forests China, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southeastern Indochina dry evergreen forests Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Southern Annamites montane rain forests Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Vietnam lowland dry forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Tenasserim-South Thailand semi-evergreen rain forests Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tonle Sap freshwater swamp forests Cambodia, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tonle Sap-Mekong peat swamp forests Cambodia, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Western Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows India, Nepal Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Yarlung Tsangpo arid steppe China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bach Ma National Park II 54733 Viet Nam
Great Himalayan National Park II 184040 Himachal Pradesh, India
Indravati Tiger Reserve   Chhattishgarh, India      
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park II 39512 Thailand
Khao Yai National Park II 542694 Thailand
Mu Ko Similan Marine National Park II 31245 Thailand    
Nam Kading National Biodiversity Conservation Area VI 419016 Laos  
Phu Kradung National Park II 63197 Thailand
Simlipal Tiger Reserve National Park II 103465 Orissa, India  
Tarutao National Park Marine National Park II 312077 Thailand  
Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary IV 918234 Thailand  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
A Yun Pa Vietnam A1, A3
Bi Dup-Nui Ba Vietnam A1, A2, A3
Chandaka: Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary India A1, A3, A4i
Dak Dam Vietnam A1, A2
Diaoluo Shan Baishuiling Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A2, A3
Dibru: Saikhowa Complex India A1, A2
Dichu Reserve Forest India A1, A2
Ea So Vietnam A1, A3
East and North Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuaries India A1
Hat Nooparat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park Thailand A1, A4ii
Jianfengling Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A2, A3
Kaziranga National Park India A1, A2, A4i, A4iii
Ko Pra Thong Thailand A1, A3
Lava: Neora Valley National Park India A1, A2, A3
Lawachara / West Bhanugach Reserved Forest Bangladesh A1, A3
Magu Thingbu India A1, A2, A3
Manabum and Tengapani Reserve Forests India A1, A4i
Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary India A1, A2
Mount Zanibu India A1, A2
Mu Ko Similan National Park Thailand A1    
Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary India A1
Nameri National Park India A1, A2
Namsangmukh: Borduria India A1, A2
Phuoc Binh Vietnam A1, A2
Simlipal National Park India A1, A3
Thung Kha Thailand A1, A3
Tuyen Lam Vietnam A1, A2, A3
Upper Dihing (East) Complex India A1, A2
Upper Dihing (West) Complex India A1, A2

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Ocean Park Corporation

Range Map

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 2005-05-26, in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Important Bird Areas provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2010
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by BirdLife International (2011) Bird species distribution maps of the world.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011