Birding Diaries – Yellow footed green pigeon from Coorg
Coorg is a haven for bird watchers and one can find several endemic, resident and migratory birds here. In the coffee plantations, with the dense canopy of trees, parakeets and pigeons are found aplenty besides bulbuls, sunbirds, flycatchers and several other species. I was lucky to spot this yellow footed green pigeon high up in a tree. There was a flock but only one of them was out in the open. The bird is referred to as the state bird of Maharashtra.I saw this bird for the first time in Kaziranga in Assam. There are several species of green pigeon, of which I have seen only one more – the Orange Breasted Green Pigeon in Goa.
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