Japanese Wood Pigeon

Japanese Wood Pigeon is an uncommon and local resident in Japan, on small islands off southern Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, south through the Nansei Shoto islands to the Yaeyama Islands and the Izu Islands to the Ogasawara and Iwo Islands . It occurs locally on small islands off the south coast of South Korea, and it has been recorded  in eastern Russia, Shandong, mainland China and Taiwan . Although it is still relatively common on the Izu Islands, it has apparently declined there since the 1950s, and it is thought to have declined on Okinawa during the 1980s because of forestry activities.

Japanese Wood Pigeon is sooty black,with green and purple iridescences on the head and neck, and has a long tail, Its lives mainly on seeds,buds, and fruits, taken from trees or the ground,it is not a sociable bird.it lays a single egg in a nest constructed in a tree hole or rock crevice.This species has no sexual dimorphism, the sexes are similar in appearance,Appears like a crow in flight, with large wings and slightly fanned tail.

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