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The common emerald dove (Chalcophaps indica) belongs to the family Columbidae under the order Columbiformes.

Common emerald dove taxonomy

The family Columbidae was first introduced by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in a guide to the contents of the British Museum published in 1820.

The family Columbidae includes two subfamilies, viz., Columbinae and Raphinae. The subfamily Columbinae includes 29 extant genera and three extinct genera. The Raphinae are a clade of extinct flightless birds.

The genus Chalcophaps was established by John Gould FRS (14 September 1804 – 3 February 1881), an English ornithologist and bird artist, in the year 1843.

The genus Chalcophaps includes three species, viz., Chalcophaps indica, Chalcophaps longirostris and Chalcophaps stephani.

The species Chalcophaps indica was first described by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, in the year 1758.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Chalcophaps indica
Species:C. indica
Chalcophaps indica
1.Common emerald dove - Chalcophaps indica 337
Image by Francesco Veronesi


Chalcophaps indica
2.Common emerald dove - Chalcophaps indica
Image by Jason Thompson

Chalcophaps indica
3.Common emerald dove - Chalcophaps indica
Image by Dr. Raju Kasambe

Chalcophaps indica
4.Common emerald dove - Chalcophaps indica
Image by Sumita Roy Dutta

Chalcophaps indica
5.Common emerald dove - Chalcophaps indica
Image by Shanaka Aravinda

Chalcophaps indica
6.Common emerald dove - Chalcophaps indica
Image by David Cook

Chalcophaps indica
7.Common emerald dove - Chalcophaps indica
Image by Lip Kee

Chalcophaps indica
8.Chalcophaps indica by David Cook


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1.Common emerald dove image source: (cropped)
Author: Francesco Veronesi | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 9/29/17
2.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Jason Thompson | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 9/29/17
3.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Dr. Raju Kasambe | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
4.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Sumita Roy Dutta | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
5.Image source:
Author: Shanaka Aravinda | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 9/30/17
6.Image source: (cropped)
Author: David Cook | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 9/30/17
7.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Lip Kee | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 9/30/17
8.Image source: (cropped)
Author: David Cook | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 9/30/17

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