Common Emerald Dove

The Common Emerald Dove, Asian Emerald Dove, or Grey-capped Emerald Dove is a pigeon which is a widespread resident breeding bird in the tropical and sub-tropical parts of the Indian Subcontinent and East through Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, the Sakishima Islands of Japan and Indonesia. The dove is also known by the names of Green Dove and Green-winged Pigeon. The Common Emerald Dove is the state bird of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Gujarati Name

નીલમ હોલી

Scientific Name

Chalcophaps indica

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat

Winter Migrant

IUCN Status

Least Concern

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Categories: Pigeons-Doves