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Papuan Mountain Pigeon Gymnophaps albertisii albertisii   - Male
Papuan Mountain Pigeon
Photographer : © Pete Morris/Birdquest
Location :Tari, Papua New Guinea
Date : 30 June 2008
English synonyms:Papuan Mountain-Pigeon, Bare-eyed Pigeon, Bare-eyed Mountain Pigeon, Bare-eyed Mountain-Pigeon, D'Albertis's Mountain Pigeon, D'Albertis's Mountain-Pigeon, Mountain Pigeon
Bird Family :Columbidae - Pigeons & Doves
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Note that the subspecies shown in this image does not occur in the Oriental Region, and the photograph is only posted here pending acquisition of good images of the subspecies exsul, which is only found on Bacan Island, Indonesia.

The male of exsul is larger with entirely slate-grey head, lacking the chestnut-maroon colour of the chin, throat and ear-coverts of the bird in this image.

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